1. Undergraduate Minors
  2. Dance

Dance| Minor

Lake Erie College's Dance Minor is meant to provide students with a fundamental understanding of dance as an art form. Students interested in adding this specialized art to their portfolio have the option of adding this minor to their undergraduate studies.

Required Classes for the Dance Minor

Students pursuing a minor in Dance at Lake Erie College must take 17 semester credits, including the following classes:

  • DN 201 Ballet Technique II (1 or 2 Semester Hours)

    Students will study the vocabulary, techniques and theories of ballet at the intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on body alignment and efficient movement.

  • DN 202 Modern Dance Technique II (1 or 2 Semester Hours)

    This course goes over the fundamental principles of modern dance at the intermediate level. Course places emphasis on alignment, creativity, rhythm and the aesthetics of contemporary dance.

  • DN 213 Dance History (3 Semester Hours)

    Class goes over the significant ways that dance has functioned within various cultures from around the world, making comparisons and contrasts from among those cultures.

  • DN 216 Anatomical Kinesiology (3 Semester Hours)

    Exploration of the primary bones, joins, and muscle groups that participate in vertical alignment and efficient movement. Students will be walked through exercises designed to locate the positions and to experience the motions of the muscle groups in the initiation of effective posture and effective movement.

  • DN 230 Beginning Composition (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is an exploration of the creative process and of the basic elements of choreography, arrived at through improvisation, imaginative response, and the aesthetic shaping of movement ideas into solo studies.

  • DN 301 Ballet Technique III (1 or 2 Semester Hours)

    This course is a study of the vocabulary, technique, and theory of ballet at the intermediate/advanced level.

  • DN 302 Modern Dance Technique and Theory III (1 or 2 Semester Hours)

    Study of the fundamental principles of modern dance at an intermediate/advanced level. There's an emphasis on body alignment and efficiency of movement.

  • DN 401 Ballet Technique IV (1 or 2 Semester Hours)

    This is a study of the vocabulary, technique and theories of ballet at an advanced level. Students will practice on perfecting body alignment and efficiency of movement.

  • DN 402 Modern Dance Technique and Theory IV (1 or 2 Semester Hours)

    Study of the fundamental principles of modern dance at an advanced level. There's an emphasis on body alignment and efficiency of movement.

In addition, students must also take their choice of 2 semester credit hours from the following courses.

  • DN 200 Body Wellness (2 Semester Hours)

    Course gives students guided explorations in movement fundamentals, relaxation techniques, as well as exercises to increase strength, flexibility, ease of motion and dynamic alignment. Students will also go over wellness techniques like nutrition and stress reduction.

  • DN 210 Repertory and Performance Technique I (2 Semester Hours)

    Students will prepare and preform in a dance concert. The choreography is created by faculty and guest artists.

  • DN 310 Repertory and Performance Technique II (2 Semester Hours)

    Students will prepare and preform in a dance concert. The choreography is created by faculty and guest artists.

  • DN 325 Methods of Teaching Dance (3 Semester Hours)

    Students will explore the special awareness and skills needed to create and teach dance. Course places emphasis on body mechanics, rhythmic analysis and the encouragement of creativity.

  • DN 410 Repertory and Performance Technique III (2 Semester Hours)

    Students will prepare and preform in a dance concert. The choreography is created by faculty and guest artists.