We teach and inspire our dance students by sharing rigorous scholarship, unique studio process, and transformative live performances. Our primary focus in the classroom, in rehearsal, and in live performance is to give student artists opportunities and support to grow and succeed.
Combine your love of music and movement with Converse’s Dance minor. The minor in Dance at Converse explores choreography, music theory, and the physical capabilities of the human body to prepare you for a myriad of professions from dance education, to performance, to production.
- Minor in Dance
As a dancer at Converse, you will have the opportunity to perform in the Dance Converse ensemble, showcasing the talents of our student dancers and choreographers.
Every year, Dance Converse explores a new theme tied to the School of the Arts’ artistic theme for the year.
Dance courses may be taken as electives by anyone interested in dance, or you may choose to minor in dance.
In introductory technique courses, you’ll improve your technique in specific genres, enhance your visual skills, spatial awareness, rhythm, and creativity. In intermediate courses, you will continue to build on these skills, and begin to focus on techniques necessary for the particular genre being studied. In advanced level courses, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and exploration of a genre. You’ll also gain experience through improvisation, compositional studies and different styles within the genre.
- Alexander Technique
- Modern Dance
Minor in Dance
As a Dance Minor at Converse, you will take a minimum of 18 hours, with Composition History of Dance being 6 of those credit hours. With the remainder of the hours you are encouraged to take a variety of technique classes in jazz, ballet, tap and modern dance. You will have the chance to set your own choreography for performance through your Junior and Senior projects.
You must audition and be accepted into the dance minor. Auditions are held in both fall and spring semesters.
What are common careers in Dance?
- Educator (children’s theater, high school, college)
- Dance Therapist
- Production Manager
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