Four dancers in a line with their arms up
Eight dancers in a line on stage
Catapult, 2018
Four dancers hold up leaves
Open Space, 2018
A male dancer reaches up
Open Space, 2019

The minor in dance provides students with a broad overview of the field through a curriculum that centers on:

  • Embodiment and improvisation

  • Performance and creative innovation

  • Activism and community

  • Production, theory, and critical thinking

It provides students with a vital cultivation of self-awareness alongside a nuanced appreciation for one’s positionality within a global conversation.

Academic Requirements 

Required courses introduce students to basic elements of dance while the remaining plan is created by the student in conjunction with their primary advisor. 

  • Minimum of 20 total credit hours (9 must be upper division)
  • Minimum grade of C- in each dance class
  • Minimum of a 2.00 GPA for all dance classes
  • Transfer students may apply a maximum of 9 transfer hours (maximum of 6 upper division)


Please refer to the CU Catalog to view a list of required courses and elective options.

How to Declare a Dance Minor

Students can declare a Dance Minor online through Buff Portal Advising. No audition or application is required.

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