Offered by the Department of Dance, the Minor in Hip Hop Dance and Culture is a 22-credit hour program available to beginning and experienced dancers across the university. Studies in hip hop dance will invite undergraduate students to address broader social concepts, including race and racism, cultural appropriation and commodification, oral history traditions, and African American heritage and values. Applicants must have completed one semester of coursework at Temple University before official acceptance to the Dance minor can occur.
The course requirements consist of:
|Dance Production Course||1|
|Total Credit Hours||22|
Availability: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Karen Bond, Department Chair
Laura Katz Rizzo, Assistant Professor of Dance and Undergraduate Program Coordinator for Dance
Sherril Dodds, Graduate Program Coordinator
|DANC 1802||Breaking: Moves and Meanings||2|
|DANC 1803||House and Hip Hop Social Dance||2|
|DANC 1834||Introduction to African Diasporic Dance Traditions||2|
|DANC 2806||Funk Styles: Locking and Popping||2|
|DANC 2807||Creating Hip Hop for the Theater Stage||2|
|DANC 3837||Hip Hop I||2|
|DANC 4834||Hip Hop II||2|
|DANC 1819||Dance Production||1|
|DANC 2809||Hip Hop Entrepreneurship||2|
|DANC 2811||Hip Hop History and Performance||2|
|DANC 2872||Foundations of Dance Education||3|
|or DANC 3896||Dancing Cultures|
|Total Credit Hours||22|