Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Dance—Performance and Choreography Minor

Minor code OR5154

College of Fine Arts  
School of Dance  
Putnam Hall 137
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1828
Fax: 740.593.0749

Travis Gatling, contact person,

Program Overview

The dance minor in choreography and performance is designed for individuals majoring in other fields who wish, in the course of their college experience, to gain an understanding of the art of dance. This program may be applied toward the dance major sequence.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

For admission to the Dance-Performance and Choreography Minor, students must complete the following two steps:

  1. Fill out an application form.
  2. Pass the dance major audition OR acquire faculty recommendation upon successful completion of a non-major dance technique course. Note: some non-major courses count toward the minor and may be taken before auditioning for admittance to the majors-level technique courses.

Please contact the School of Dance for more information.

Change of Program Policy

Admission to the dance minor in Performance and Choreography is by audition and application. To apply, students should fill out the online form “College of Fine Arts Application for Update of Academic Program”: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25DjACpmC4WKV7v

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements and requirements stated above.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This minor enhances students’ kinesthetic knowledge and performance presence, which can be applied in any career that requires physical skill and confidence. Through courses in dance composition, dance production, and dance history/cultural studies, the Dance Performance and Choreography minor also emphasizes the creative process, knowledge of how to produce a stage concert, and how to understand dance in socio-cultural and historical contexts. Our graduates have applied these skills and concepts in fields as diverse as education, publishing, journalism, anthropology, communication, social work, physical therapy, acting, broadcasting, and many more.


Minor Hours Requirement

The Dance - Performance and Choregraphy minor requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Foundational Dance Requirements

Complete the following courses:
(Note: DANC 1210 and 1230 must be taken concurrently.)

Dance Technique

Complete an additional 2 hours of dance technique from the following:

Directed Electives

Complete 4 hours in elective dance courses. At least two courses must be at the 3000-level or above. These courses should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor in the School of Dance.