Taylor University has one of the few Christian college Dance programs and Indiana college Dance programs. Focused on the scholarship of the arts, the Dance minor provides an athletically and academically challenging curriculum for students looking to continue their formal dance training or pursuing careers related to dance.
As a Dance minor, you can expect expert technique courses in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical (modern), or pointe with the option to take advanced ballet and modern courses. Our experienced Dance faculty will teach you to use your full body in both performances and choreography development, focusing on both the kinesthetic and physiological influences of dance. Other courses—such as dance pedagogy, improvisation and composition, and dance history—will allow you to develop your own choreography style and specialize in a performance genre.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
Dance minors will perform in a dance production or musical theatre performance each year. Dance classes are held in our two studio classroom—both equipped with full-length mirrors and plenty of barre space—while performances are held in Mitchell Theater, Rediger Chapel, and Butz-Carruth Recital Hall.
Students do not need to audition to declare a Dance minor, and the Dance minor is open to students of all disciplines. With only 21 credit hours, this minor is a great addition for students majoring in Exercise Science, Theatre, Business, Psychology, or Social Work and interested in careers such as dance teachers, performers, dance studio owners, and dance therapists.
*Dance students with previous dance experience are encouraged to bring their gear, including dance shoes, skirts, leotards, tights, etc.