University Catalog 2023-2024

Dance Performance and Choreography (Minor)

The Dance Performance and Choreography Minor is a 17-credit hour curriculum that serves as a training ground for creating, performing, and analyzing dance as an art form. Students gain skills in performance and choreography, participate in artistic experimentation and performance, explore theoretical and aesthetic content, and engage in intellectual discourse. Capstone projects in areas of interest can lay the foundation for future endeavors. Some projects have included:

  • Teaching at dance studios
  • Choreographing work for various performances
  • Creating dance for camera and dance documentary film works
  • Interning with nonprofit dance organizations
  • Serving as dance captains and rehearsal assistants

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The Department Head or their designee will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than the registration period prior to the student’s final semester at NC State.


Amy Beasley, M.F.A

Dance Minors Coordinator
Department of Performing Arts & Technology
North Carolina State University
Box 7311
Raleigh, NC 27695-7311

Plan Requirements

  • The dance minor requires the completion of 17 credit hours.
  • Students must attain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
  • Students may not take minor coursework on a credit-only (pass/fail) or S/U basis.
  • A minimum of 12 of the 17 required credit hours must be completed at NC State.
  • Students must obtain a grade of “C-” or better in each of the required and elective courses.

Plan Requirements

DAN 120Movement Improvisation (Pre-requisite for all Composition classes)2
DAN 322Dance and Society3
6 Hours From:6
Dance Performance in a Global Context
African Dance II
Social Dance II
Hip-hop Dance II
Ballet II
Modern Dance II
Jazz Dance II
Advanced Dance Techniques
Modern Dance Performance and Practice
Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals
2 Hours From:2
Dance Composition - Solo Forms
Dance Composition - Group Forms
3 Hours From:3
The Horton Dance Technique and Legacy
U.S. Concert Dance History
Current Trends in Dance
Dance and Technology
1 Hour From:1
Dance Concert Composition
Dance Practicum
Total Hours17