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Dance Minor Program Flexible Learning Plan: The mission of the program is to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience designed to develop their intellectual and creative thinking skills. Students are required to complete:

Category 1: Dance History and Theory Core Courses (6 credits/units required)

DANC 130Intro to Dance Education3 credits
DANC 200Dance as Art and Culture3 credits
DANC 226Fundamentals of Choreography3 credits
DANC 325Dance History3 credits
DANC 327Movement Analysis3 credits
DANC 328The Creative Process: Theory/Practice3 credits
DANC 329Professional Outreach Seminar3 credits
DANC 420Introduction to Dance Therapy3 credits
DANC 426Dance Production3 credits

Category 2: Movement Technique Courses (15 credits/units required of which 9 credits must be completed at the upper level to satisfy this section)

DANC 101Introduction to Pilates2 credits
DANC 116Studies in Cultural Rhythms2 credits
DANC 117Studies in Cultural Composition2 credits
DANC 118Movement Improvisation2 credits
DANC 119Urban Contemporary Dance2 credits
DANC 120Fundamentals of Ballet I2 credits
DANC 121Fundamentals of Modern Dance I2 credits
DANC 131Authentic Movement3 credits
DANC 220Ballet Fundamentals II2 credits
DANC 221Fundamentals of Modern Dance II2 credits
DANC 227Sacred Modern Dance I3 credits
DANC 228Jazz and Musical Theater I3 credits
DANC 235African Dance3 credits
DANC 236African Dance Repertory3 credits
DANC 320Intermediate Ballet I3 credits
DANC 321Intermediate Modern Dance II3 credits
DANC 324Advanced Tap Dance3 credits

The Movement Technique courses are repeatable once for credit. Students have the option to use up to four (4) Dance Company credits: DANC 122, 123, 222, 223, 322, 323, 422, 423 as a part of the Movement Technique requirement.

For More Information Contact:

Vanessa L. Jackson-Coles, Dance, MFA
Associate Professor & Director of Dance
Department of Health and Human Performance
Coppin State University
2500 W. North Avenue
Physical Education Complex, Room 211
Office: 410-951-3355
Fax: 410-951-3376
Community Dance Email:

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