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The minor offers students the opportunity to study a variety of movement styles and understand dance in its historical and cultural context. 


A maximum of four transfer credits may be applied to the minor. Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: DNCA

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 21


DANC 101Dance Appreciation (Mason Core)3
DANC 118World Dance (Mason Core)3
Total Credits6

Three Courses

Select three courses from the following:9
Modern/Contemporary Dance I (Mason Core)
Ballet I (Mason Core)
Modern/Contemporary Dance II (Mason Core)
Ballet II (Mason Core)
Total Credits9


Students with prior experience in ballet and/or modern dance may, with permission of instructor, take all 9 credits of technique courses at the 200 level.

All students pursuing the minor must demonstrate a basic level of training in both modern dance and ballet, and therefore, complete 9 credits of modern and ballet technique.

Two or More Courses

Select two or more courses from the following:6
World Dance (Mason Core) 1
Dance in Popular Culture: Afro-Latino Dance (Mason Core)
Special Topics in Dance
Modern/Contemporary Dance I (Mason Core)
Beginning Jazz Technique (Mason Core)
Ballet I (Mason Core)
Beginning Tap Dance (Mason Core)
Modern/Contemporary Dance II (Mason Core)
Intermediate Jazz Technique (Mason Core)
Ballet II (Mason Core)
What is Dance? (Mason Core)
Global Perspectives: World Dance Forms (Mason Core)
Advanced Jazz Dance (Mason Core)
Global Dance Intensive (Mason Core)
Special Topics in Dance
Or other courses as approved by the School of Dance Director or Advisor
Total Credits6


Mason does not guarantee the availability of these courses every semester; some are offered in alternate years.