Jun 06, 2020
A Dance Minor is available for students who have an interest in dance and/or for students who want a concentration of study in dance to complement an affiliated performing arts program. The minor is designed to provide a broad foundation of creative and technical experience for the development of dance artists.
Dance Minors must complete all the coursework under “Creative Work” and “Technique” to complete the required 18 hours for a minor. Dance technique classes may be repeated for credit, but will not be applied towards the 18-hour credit.
A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre is offered. See the Theatre section in Programs of Study for requirements.
Select eight credit hours from four of the five different technique areas offered: Jazz, Tap, Modern Dance, Ballet, and Dance and Culture.
Upon graduation an Avila University Dance minor will have demonstrated ability to:
Provide a broad foundation of creative and technical experience for the development of disciplined and sensitive artists (All DA).
Learn a variety of dance styles, classic reconstructions, new choreographies, and ethnic forms (DA 314 and DA 360 ).
Participate in dance as a theatrical performance (All DA).
The Dance minor outcomes are assessed in the following ways:
- Individual and group performance.
- Individual and group improvisation.
- Individual and group performance of long dance combination.
- Class attendance and participation that demonstrates a mastery of technique, balance, control, flexibility, rhythm, coordination, strength and alignment, precision, and spatial principles.
- Written and performance-based exercises that explore dance as a theatrical form in a variety of historical and cultural contexts.
- At least 18 semester hours in a subject area are required for a minor.
- A minimum of 9 hours in the minor must be earned at Avila University.
- A minimum of 9 hours must be unique between a major and a minor.
- A grade of “C” or better must be earned for all graded courses required for the minor.