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The Dance Minor

The dance minor consists of a minimum of five credits taken in Dance Program courses. Dance minors have the option of choosing an emphasis on Technique & Performance; Creative Process & Choreography; or World Cultures in Dance.

Dance Minor Requirements

Required for all Dance minors *:
  • 1/2 credit: Western Dance Form
    (includes: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, and/or Musical Theater)
  • 1/2 credit: Non-Western Dance Form
    (includes: Latin, African, Kathak Dance)
  • 1/2 credit: Creative Process
    (includes a minimum of one of the following: Dance Movement & Creative Process, Studies in Dance Composition, Dance Repertory & Performance)
  • 1/2 credit: Dance Research Project
    (Senior capstone project, either a research paper or choreographic presentation with accompanying short paper)
  • 3 credits: Dance Program course electives
    Dance Minor electives planned in conjunction with the Dance Program Director based on chosen areas of emphasis.
  • Dance Concert Production Crew
    Production assistance on one Fall OR Spring Dance Program Concert (includes front or back of house crew hours approx. 9-10 hours over 3 days). Taken in conjunction with .5 credit study in the following areas: Ballet, Modern, Creative Process, Composition, or Dance Repertory & Performance)
  • Optional credits: An additional full credit minimum in the area of Dance History or Research is strongly recommended, though not required.

* Students who graduate prior to Spring 2017 have the option of choosing between the above minor requirements or the Dance minor requirements in-effect through Spring 2013. (Contact Renata Celichowska for further information regarding previous requirements).

The above requirements apply to students scheduled to graduate in Spring 2017 and beyond.

Declaring a Dance Minor
Students interested in declaring a Dance minor may do so at any point in their academic studies at Tufts. Interested students should arrange a meeting with Program Director, Renata Celichowska, to plan a proposed course of study in the minor and to fill out a Dance Minor Declaration Form.

For further information contact:
Renata Celichowska
Dance Program Director
Tufts Dance Program
Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Aidekman Arts Center/Jackson Gym
50 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Office: 617.627.2555