Texas Tech University

School of Theatre & Dance

Minor

Dance

MINOR in Dance

The dance program at Texas Tech University provides its students with a rigorous yet accessible curriculum, opportunities for engagement with dance in a variety of contexts, and a supportive, student-centered learning environment. By integrating the practical and the theoretical, the program serves as a vital force in the cultural and intellectual life of our society. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

The Dance minor requires 24 credit hours and at least four or more long semesters to complete; students should audition and begin the minor as early as possible in their academic career.

What Sets Us Apart

Our dance minor allows students to continue their dance training while pursuing a different major. The minor requires students to take Dance Production Activities twice, which allows for two performance opportunities. Students are required to take at least one course from jazz, ballet, and contemporary technique classes, but are allowed to choose two additional technique classes of their choice. 

ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)

Smaller Program

Smaller program that provides student mentorship by dance faculty

Performance Opportunity

Performance opportunities every semester

Integration

Integration that include collaboration with students in theatre

Program Highlights

Performance and choreography opportunities are provided to students each semester. Guest artists specializing in a variety of genres and with diverse skills are brought in each year to work with students in class and within production contexts. 

 
 
 
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Facilities & Technology

Creative Movement Studio

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Theatre & Dance Complex

Part of Phase I renovation of the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre

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The CH Foundation/The Legacy of Christine DeVitt Black Box Theatre

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Auditions

Those interested in auditioning for the Dance Minor, and CAN attend the on-campus audition, must register for the audition by Friday, February 4, 2022. For the on-campus audition, you learn and perform audition phrasework in contemporary, ballet, and jazz for review by dance faculty.   


Those interested in auditioning for the Dance Minor, but CANNOT attend the on-campus audition, must learn audition phrases via video, video tape themselves performing the audition phrases, and submit those videos for review by dance faculty.   


You must submit this online application form and requested materials to the Dance Administrative Assistant (dance.info@ttu.edu), which will include your 1-page resume, headshot, and audition videos for ballet, jazz, and contemporary (if doing virtual audition). Once we receive this form from you, we will email you links to the audition phrase videos to submit via email.  


The deadline to submit applications for consideration for Spring 2022 is Friday, October 15, 2021 (virtual audition only).   


The deadline to submit applications for consideration for Fall 2022 is Friday, February 4, 2022 (virtual and on-campus audition). 

Online Learning

While the majority of our Dance courses are offered in person, some Dance courses are offered online.

  • Dance History
  • Topics in Dance History

Higher Program Offering

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance could apply for the Master of Arts degree in Dance Studies here at Texas Tech University. 

Curriculum

COURSES

Ballet Technique  
Contemporary Technique  
Jazz Technique  
Dance Production Activities I  
Improvisation 
Principles of Choreography I  
First Year Seminar  
Dance History  
Pedagogy 

ONLINE CATALOG INFORMATION