Sep 26, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 [Archived Catalog]

Dance: History and Theory Minor

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Minor code ORDNCH

College of Fine Arts  
School of Dance, Film, and Theater  
Dance Division
Putnam Hall 137
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1828
Fax: 740.593.0749

Tresa Randall, contact person,

Program Overview

The dance history and theory minor focuses on the growing field of dance studies that uses a dance-based theoretical perspective and other movement practices to analyze within larger cultural contexts. This minor integrates theory and practice as a means of heightening scholarly inquiry.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

To become a minor in dance history and theory you must have sophomore standing, a 3.0 GPA in your major discipline or field of study and meet with an academic advisor in the School of Dance. No audition is required.

Change of Program Policy

Upon admission to the minor in dance history and theory appropriate forms must be completed by the student in the School of Dance office or the College of Fine Arts office.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements and requirements stated above.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This concentrated study helps prepare students with a specialized dance emphasis for employment or graduate study in dance studies, arts administration, dance ethnology, journalism or criticism, and dance in film or video.


Minor Hours Requirement

The dance: history and theory minor requires a minimum of 21 hours.

Studio Dance Technique

Complete one year minimum of studio dance techniques at the 2000-level or above. You may choose from modern, ballet, jazz or African dance. Prerequisite courses must be met and are not part of the minor. Studio dance techniques must be taken in sequence.

Complete two of the following courses:

Dance History and Theory Studies

Complete the following courses:

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