The minor in World Dance develops knowledge and appreciation of the vast diaspora of the philosophies, history, and cultural diversity of world dance forms. 


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors

Banner Code: DNCW

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 21

Core Courses

DANC 101Dance Appreciation (Mason Core)3
MUSI 103Musics of the World (Mason Core)3
Six credits of 16
World Dance (Mason Core)
DANC 119Dance in Popular Culture: Afro-Latino Dance (Mason Core)3
Total Credits15


Select two courses from the following:6
Modern/Contemporary Dance I (Mason Core)
Beginning Jazz Technique (Mason Core)
Ballet I (Mason Core)
Modern/Contemporary Dance II (Mason Core)
Intermediate Jazz Technique (Mason Core)
Ballet II (Mason Core)
Topics in Ethnomusicology
Advanced Jazz Dance (Mason Core)
Global Dance Intensive (Mason Core)
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.