Offered by the Department of Dance, the Minor in Dance is a 22-credit hour program available to undergraduate students in other departments and colleges. The minor provides a foundation in technique, followed by a small amount of specialization in dance theory. The course requirements consist of:

Technique Courses14
Dance Production Course1
Theory Courses7
Total Credit Hours22

A limited number of slots are available each semester, and an interview and audition are required to begin this program. Interested students are advised to contact the Dance Department via email at dance@temple.edu for further information.

Once accepted, students must follow the academic policies and procedures of the Dance Department for all dance courses. Minor credit will not be awarded for grades below a B- in Dance coursework. Upon graduation, a notation on the undergraduate transcript will indicate successful completion of the minor.

Course Limitations/Restrictions: All technique courses are repeatable two times only, which will allow a student to enroll in the same level of technique for two semesters thus ensuring opportunity to develop full competencies associated with that level. Theory courses are not repeatable, although students may enroll in courses other than those listed in the requirements with permission of the instructor.

Transfer Students: Students transferring large numbers of credits in dance who wish to complete the Dance Minor must secure an evaluation of these credits prior to beginning their course of study. All students in this category must complete a minimum of 9 credits of dance courses at Temple including one theory course and three technique courses.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Karen Bond, Department Chair

Laura Katz Rizzo, Assistant Professor of Dance and Undergraduate Program Coordinator for Dance


Technique Courses
Select from the following for a total of 14 credits:14
Modern Dance Technique I A
Modern Dance Technique I B
Modern Dance Technique II A
Modern Dance Technique II B
Modern Dance Technique III A
Modern Dance Technique III B
African Dance I
African Dance II
Movement Improvisation I
Movement Improvisation II
Pilates: Body Conditioning
Hatha Yoga I
Ballet I A
Ballet I B
Ballet II A
Ballet II B
Global Ballet Styles and Conventions
Ballet and Abstraction
Advanced Ballet Technique I
Advanced Ballet Technique II
Hip Hop
Jazz Dance I
Tap Technique I
Dance Production Course
DANC 1819Dance Production1
Theory Courses
Select from the following for a total of 7 credits:7
Ways of Knowing Dance (This course is compulsory)
Music for Dancers
Foundations of Dance Education
Dancing Cultures
Making Meaning in Dance
DANC 4897
Performance Requirements
Students must participate in at least ONE performance, whether as a choreographer or performer.
Total Credit Hours22