Minor in Dance

Units required for Minor: 18, 9 of which must be upper division 

Program Description

The California State University, Sacramento Department of Theatre and Dance fosters student-learning to advance critically-thinking, creative and collaborative artists. It provides a broad and thorough foundation of the history, theory, literature and the practice of theatre and dance to students who wish to pursue post graduate studies or join the profession. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers an imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission challenges students to be independent thinkers. Our department provides a collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex and diverse global perspective complemented by national and international faculty and staff experience.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of "C-" is required of courses applied to the minor.

Program Requirements

Technique (6 Units)
Select one of the following:2
Jazz Dance Level IA
Jazz Dance Level IB
Jazz Dance Level IC
Contemporary Dance Level lA
Contemporary Dance Level IB
Contemporary Dance Level IC
Ballet Level lA
Ballet Level IB
Ballet Level IC
Tap Dance Level lA
Tap Dance Level IB
Tap Dance Level IC
Mexican Folklorico Level lA
Mexican Folklorico Level IB
Mexican Folklorico Dance Level IC
Select two of the following:4
Jazz Dance Level IIA
Jazz Dance Level IIB
Jazz Dance Level IIC
Contemporary Dance Level IIA
Contemporary Dance Level IIB
Contemporary Dance Level IIC
Ballet Level IIA
Ballet Level IIB
Ballet Level IIC
Jazz Dance Level IlIA
Jazz Dance Level IIIB
Jazz Dance Level IIIC
Contemporary Dance Level IlIA
Contemporary Dance Level IIIB
Contemporary Dance Level IIIC
Ballet Level IIIA
Ballet Level IIIB
Ballet Level IIIC
Choreography (2 Units)
DNCE 120Dance Composition I2
Production (4 Units)
THEA 14Stage Makeup and Costume Construction3
or THEA 16 Stagecraft
or THEA 20 Lighting
THEA 120APracticum in Technical Production1
or THEA 120B Practicum in Technical Production
or THEA 120C Practicum in Technical Production
History/Cultural Studies (3 Units)
DNCE 130Appreciation and History of Dance3
or DNCE 131 Dance Cultures Of America
Electives (3 Units)
Select one of the following:3
Hip Hop Level lA
Hip Hop Level IB
Hip Hop Level IC
Music for Dance
Dance Improvisation
Dance Composition II
African-Caribbean Dance
University Dance Company
Dance Science and Somatics
Creative Dance for Children
Rehearsal and Performance
Total Units18