The dance and choreography minor is designed to be flexible and serve the interests of individual students. Students can begin accruing credit hours toward a dance and choreography minor at any time. Requests for the minor can be made only after the student has earned a minimum of six credits in dance at VCU, with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Transfer credits are not accepted toward the minor. Minor requests are to be submitted to the dance and choreography academic adviser and approved by the department chair. The minor consists of a total of 18 credits, with a minimum of nine credits at the 300 level or higher. Students choosing this minor should expect that not all classes are offered each term. Also, most classes for the minor are designated “nonmajor,” which generally means they are open to the university population and fill quickly.

No audition is required for the dance and choreography minor.

Dance technique
Select eight to 10 credits from:8-10
Tap Technique I
Tap Technique I
Introduction to Ballet Technique I
Introduction to Ballet Technique II
Ballroom Dancing
Ballroom Dancing
Introduction to Modern Dance Technique
Introduction to Modern Dance Technique
West African Dance Techniques
Tap Technique II
Tap Technique II
Pilates
Yoga
Hip Hop Dance
Hip Hop Dance
Dance history/theory, creative and career-based course work
Select eight to 10 credits from:8-10
Creative courses
Survey of Dance History
Survey of Dance History
Improvisation
Improvisation
Dance in World Cultures
Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation
Dance history, theory and careers
Video/Choreography Workshop
Video/Choreography Workshop
Lighting Design for Dance
African American Presence in American Dance, Performance and Social Contexts
Business of Dance
Approved topics courses may also fulfill this area.
Total Hours18