The minor in World Dance develops knowledge and appreciation of the vast diaspora of the philosophies, history, and cultural diversity of global 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: 18

Core Courses

DANC 101Dance Appreciation (Mason Core)3
MUSI 103Musics of the World (Mason Core)3
Six credits of 16
Global Dance Perspectives I (Mason Core)
Total Credits12


Select two courses from the following:6
Dance in Popular Culture (Mason Core)
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)
Global Dance Perspectives II (Mason Core)
Advanced Jazz Dance (Mason Core)
Global Dance Intensive (Mason Core)
Topics in Ethnomusicology
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.