Dance Minor


As a dimension of its continuing development in the performing arts, Wilkes University provides a comprehensive program in the field of dance.  The program is structured in such a manner as to allow for the evolution of a major program in the academic discipline of dance.

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The total minimum number of credits for a minor in Dance is 18 (above DAN 100).  An advanced project in dance composition (DAN 320) is also required of all students enrolled in the Dance minor; this project will be under the supervision of the instructor.

Courses offered include

  • Dance Appreciation: Comprehensive Dance Forms (DAN 100)
  • Tap Dance I – IV
  • Pointe I
  • Pas De Deux I
  • Modern Dance I - IV
  • Jazz Dance I - IV
  • Classical Ballet I - IV
  • Dance Composition
  • Dance History

Wilkes University's dance performance opportunities allow students to connect with other artistic individuals, encourages participation in the creative practice, and broadens their artistic abilities, promoting growth as a dancer and an individual. Wilkes University collaborates with faculty choreographers and highly encourages student choreography. Their accomplishments are demonstrated in various concerts throughout the year.

Dance Performance Opportunities include:

  • Annual Dance Event
  • Residential Ballet Company

For additional information, contact:
Kristin Degnan-Boonin
800-945-5378, ext. 4429
(570) 408-4429