2.0 GPA required.
Letter grade required in all minor courses unless otherwise noted.
The dance minor program offers students a nurturing community in which to train in multiple dance techniques; develop skills in performance and choreography; and hone self-awareness, collaborative tools, and sociocultural understanding through the creative process of dance. Dance courses, rehearsals, workshops and showings are housed in the 2,700 sq. foot Memorial 300 dance studio, with sound and video equipment, black travelers, barres, mirrors, and recently renovated wood floors; and in the DuFresne Performing Arts Center, including proscenium stage, black box theatre, costume shop, scene shop, and dance studio.
Dance minors have the opportunity to participate in creative research, critical dialogue, concert performances and informal showings, guest artist residencies, special workshops, field trips to local museums and dance performances, and travel to the annual American College Dance Association (ACDA) regional conference. Additionally, the minor provides students with opportunities to choreograph and direct; make interdisciplinary connections, gain backstage and technical experience, apply for scholarships, and participate in student clubs. WSU Dance minors integrate their studies into a variety of future careers, including physical therapy, education, marketing, design, psychology, nursing, film, arts administration, social work, athletic training, dance/movement therapy, and as professional dance artists.