The minor in dance is structured as follows:

Theory Requirements (three course credits)

  • DANC 250: History of Dance - full credit
  • DANC 262: Dance Composition - full credit

And an additional course focusing on a related element of dance including:

  • THEA 246: Scene Design - full credit
  • THEA 248: Lighting Design - full credit
  • THEA 251: Costume Design - full credit
  • Additional classes are subject to approval.

Technique Requirements (three course credits total)

Students are required to complete the following advanced technique courses:

  • DANC 220: Modern Dance Technique II - half credit
  • DANC 240: Ballet Technique II - half credit

Additionally, students must complete two of the following advanced technique courses:

  • DANC 205: Jazz Dance Technique II - half credit
  • DANC 220: Modern Dance Technique II - half credit
  • DANC 240: Ballet Technique II - half credit
  • DANC 320: Modern Dance Technique III - half credit
  • DANC 340: Ballet Technique III - half credit

Students may also choose up to two alternative dance techniques including:

  • DANC 105: Jazz Dance Technique I - half credit
  • DANC 120: Modern Dance Technique I - half credit
  • DANC 140: Ballet Technique I - half credit
  • DANC 200: Art of Chinese Watersleeve - half credit
  • DANC 205: Jazz Dance Technique II - half credit
  • DANC 220: Modern Dance Technique II - half credit
  • DANC 240: Ballet Technique II - half credit
  • DANC 263: World Dance and Culture - half credit
  • DANC 265: Dance of Eastern Europe - half credit
  • DANC 273: American Social Dance - half credit
  • DANC 320: Modern Dance Technique III - half credit
  • DANC 340: Ballet Technique III - half credit
  • DANC 355: Pointe and Variations - half credit

Performance

Students minoring in dance are expected to participate in dance productions throughout their Bucknell career. Performance and choreographic opportunities include mainstage and showcase concerts in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre, Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Tustin Studio Theatre, and alternative spaces. Weekly, semester-long rehearsals and guest artist residencies for dancers of every level provide opportunities to learn original choreographies, classic reconstructions, and cultural forms.

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