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Program Overview

A minor in dance prepares you for careers in performance, music theatre, choreography, teaching, and more. Develop techniques in jazz, hip hop, ballroom, and tap from accomplished faculty both inside and outside the classroom.  

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On Campus
Program Length: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 25

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

A minor in dance is a perfect complement to several majors, including music theatre, music, and teaching. You’ll work closely with students and faculty to learn about dance techniques, production, history, and choreography. From tap to ballroom to hip hop, you’ll learn techniques for many popular forms.

You'll also learn from faculty with recent experience in major dance productions and initiatives. This means you'll have access to knowledgeable mentors and instructors with real-world experience. Our program regularly hosts guest artists to expose students to diverse and emerging trends in dance as well. 

You can put your learning on display in our 500-seat proscenium Bush Theatre and/or 1,200-seat Plachta Auditorium. You’ll have the opportunity to perform in two major performances each year. These performances are the University Theatre Dance Company spring concert and the Student Choreography Showcase in the fall. 

And you can even produce, direct and/or choreograph your own productions under the guidance of faculty. This offers a unique opportunity to tailor your academic experience to your career aspirations.

Program Highlights

As a dance student here, you'll:

  • Learn from visiting performers, directors, and choreographers – recently artists from Masashi Action Machine (Japan) and Jump Rhythm Jazz Project (Chicago) have visited.
  • Have the chance to produce, direct, and/or choreograph your own productions with guidance from faculty.
  • Learn from faculty with relevant industry experience.
  • Have the chance to participate in the UT Dance Company spring concert and/or the Student Choreography Showcase in the fall.
  • Audition to perform in state-of-the-art venues, including Bush Theatre, Plachta Auditorium, and more.

Careers & Outcomes

With a minor in dance you can pursue careers in choreography, criticism, teaching, performance, music theatre and more.  

Career Projected Salary
Choreographer $50,990
Actor $37,315
Producer/Director $85,320

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