Missouri State University

Theatre and dance

Dance Minor


Expanding your career possibilities through movement

Dance minors virtually shape their own program based on their individual interests, as they can choose from a variety of technical and training courses. Anyone can select a minor in dance and an audition is not required; however, previous experience in dance is recommended.

A minor in dance will further your dance education and prepare you to research and write about dance and the arts. Many of our students select a dance minor in hopes of gaining extra training for becoming teachers of dance or for advancing their performance skills.

The BFA dance track

 If you are interested in pursuing a dance major, we offer a dance track within our BFA program. This comprehensive program provides advanced dance training in modern, ballet, jazz and tap.

Minor program requirements

A minor in dance requires you to complete 18 hours total in dance courses.


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
  1. DAN 180(3)

  2. Nine hours from: DAN 316(3), 416(3), 330(3), 430(3), 345(3), 445(3)

  3. Six hours of electives from: DAN 320(2), 348(2), 364(2), 420(3), 499(1), 552(3), 565(4), 592(1) to bring total hours in minor to 18.