Mollie Morgan, photo by Sally McKay

Mollie Morgan, "A Fine Line"

photo by Sally McCay

Students minoring in dance have full access to all the program has to offer, including courses and all special performance and creative opportunities. The minor in dance can be tied to a variety of majors in order to shape interesting careers paths and/or prepare students for exciting interdisciplinary graduate work.

There is no audition required. Declare the minor at any time through myUVM.

Required Courses

Eighteen credits in dance (DNCE). Nine credits must be at the 100-level or above.

  • Three credits in dance history - DNCE 050 Dance History & Legends
  • Five-six credits in dance technique. Choose two of the following:
    • DNCE 012 Contemporary Dance II
    • DNCE 111 Contemporary Dance III
    • DNCE 112 Contemporary Dance IV
  • Three credits in dance composition: DNCE 060 Movement & Improvisation or DNCE 160 Dance Composition
  • Six-seven additional credits from remaining DNCE courses

Beyond the classroom

Paula Higa, "Malacarne"


All dance students are assigned to Paul Besaw for advising. If you are a student with questions about dance courses or the dance minor, e-mail Paul Besaw or call him at (802)-656-7912 for more information.