The Minor in Dance Performance is designed to accommodate two different groups of students. The first group of students have years of dance training prior to entering the university and wish to continue to dance while pursuing another major at UWM. The second group of students have the desire for dance performance training, but no prior opportunity before coming to UWM.
Please note: For all Dance majors and minors, dance courses with a grade C- or below will not be counted toward any departmental degree.
Admission Requirements for the Minor in Dance Performance
|DANCE 233||Improvisation for Dancemaking||3|
|Choose 3 credits:||3|
|Survey of Global Dance: Rituals, Performance and Community|
|History of Dance in the African Diaspora (OWC-B)|
|Contemporary Dance History (OWC-B)|
|History of the American Musical Theater (OWC-B)|
|Choose 1 credit:||1|
|Repertoire and Ensemble 1|
|Repertory/Student Choreographer 2|
|Dance Technique and Somatics Courses 3|
|Choose 15 credits:||15|
|Dance Technique Courses:|
|Contemporary Dance Practice: Ballet Tradition II|
|Modern Dance Technique I|
|Contemporary Dance Practice: Modern Tradition II|
|Jazz Dance I|
|Jazz Dance II|
|African Dance & Diaspora Technique I (3cr. if CD desired)|
|Contemporary Dance Practice: Ballet Tradition III|
|Contemporary Dance Practice: Ballet Tradition IV|
|Contemporary Dance Practice: Modern Tradition III|
|Contemporary Dance Practice: Modern Tradition IV|
|Dance for the Musical Theatre I|
|World Movement Traditions:|
|Dance for the Musical Theatre II|
|Workshop in Dance:|
|Somatics Course List:|
|Introduction to Iyengar Yoga|
|Alexander Technique for the Performer|
|Body Conditioning: Pilates Method|
|Intermediate Yoga For Dancers|
|Alexander Technique Practicum|
|Body Conditioning: Pilates Method II|
|Feldenkrais for Performers|
Any dancer cast in faculty or guest artist choreography must be enrolled in at least 1 UWM Department of Dance technique class that meets at least 3 times per week during the rehearsal semester.
Any dancer cast in a student work must be enrolled in at least 1 UWM Department of Dance technique class that meets at least 2 times per week during the rehearsal semester.
Students completing the Dance Performance minor may enroll in and complete a maximum of 2 courses from the Somatics Course List.
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Academic advising is an important aspect of long-term academic success. At the Peck School of the Arts, we offer professional advising in the undergraduate disciplines of art, dance, film, music and theatre.
Our advisors provide students with individualized appointments to assist them in areas such as: degree requirements, major options, course selection, campus resources, college success strategies, graduation assessment, academic policies and procedures, and more.
For more information please visit the Peck School of the Arts advising and student services page.