The Dance Minor program of the Department of Drama engages both practical and theoretical applications to unmask dance as an investigative, expressive, and collaborative field of study. The program emphasizes the value of dance as an artistic practice and exposes our students to creative structures and methodologies that enable them to develop self-reflexive and critical thinking skills. Students explore the role of dance in relation to society and culture, acknowledging ways in which dance shapes and is shaped by the world. The Dance program offers dynamic, transformational learning experiences that provide students with skills to successfully navigate contemporary issues with confidence and socio-cultural awareness.
Each semester students are provided opportunities to hone their creative and movement practices through choreographing and performing in student, faculty and guest artist work for program concerts. Students majoring in a wide variety of disciplines elect to pursue a minor in Dance. In order to attain the Dance minor, students must complete 18 credits of academic coursework. For more information, please refer to the Course Requirements page.
For more information, contact the Dance Minor Advisor, Department of Drama, Drama Building, 109 Culbreth Rd., P.O. Box 400128, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4128; (434) 243-2349 or (434) 924-3326.
The Fall Dance concert is November 7-9, 2019 at 8:00pm in the Culbreth Theatre. For tickets, please click here. The Spring Dance Concert is April 16-18, 2020 at 8:00pm in the Ruth Caplin Theatre. For tickets, please click here.
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The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.