Texas Tech University

School of Theatre & 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. 


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 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. 


Facilities & Technology

Creative Movement Studio


Theatre & Dance Complex

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


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



We offer opportunities for virtual audition submissions as well as an on-campus auditions. Click the link below for dates and information.

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



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