Students can begin accruing credit hours toward a dance minor at any time. Requests for the minor can be made only after the student has earned a minimum of eight credits in dance at VCU, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. (Transfer credits are not accepted toward the minor.) Minor requests are to be submitted to the dance minor adviser and approved by the department chair. The minor consists of a total of 25 credits. Students wishing to minor in dance should expect that not all classes are offered each term. Also, most classes for the minor are designated “non-major,” which generally means they are open to the university population and fill quickly.

No audition is required for the dance minor.

Dance technique
Select 14 credits from the following:14
Tap Technique I
Tap Technique I
African-Caribbean Dance I
African-Caribbean Dance 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
Improvisation
Select two credits from the following:2
Improvisation
Improvisation
Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation
Dance history
Select six credits from the following:6
Survey of Dance History
Survey of Dance History
Dance in World Cultures
Dance elective
Select three credits from the following:3
Video/Choreography Workshop
Video/Choreography Workshop
Lighting Design for Dance
Business of Dance
Approved topics courses (such as intro to composition)
Total Hours25