Minor: Concentration in Dance
Dance is an integral part of any performing arts program, which is why the Department of Theatre Arts at Lewis & Clark offers a Minor in Theatre with a Concentration in Dance.
Dance students develop technical and performance skills and study the aesthetics, history, and criticism of dance. From improvisational techniques to classical ballet, from modern and postmodern dance forms to sound body mechanics, strength, and flexibility, our students receive a thorough education in the physical arts.
Students in the Dance program have many opportunities to perform in faculty- and student-choreographed work, including the annual Dance Extravaganza. In addition, they often participate in the annual Northwest Regional American College Dance Festival during spring semester. Student choreography can be presented for review at the festival, which offers classes, workshops, and performances over four days. Portland has a vibrant dance scene, and students are encouraged to see as many of the diverse professional performances as possible.
Students who choose a Theatre minor with a concentration in Dance collaborate with talented faculty and peers, who work together to aid in the growth and development of each dancer’s understanding of this beautiful art.
Minor Requirements: Concentration In Dance
A minimum of 24 semester credits, distributed as follows:
- Eight semester credits in dance chosen from Theatre 106, 214, or 308.
- Four semester credits in dance technique chosen from Theatre 107, 108, 207, or 208.
- Two semester credits in theatre laboratory: Theatre 110.
- Four semester credits chosen from Theatre 113, 281, 282, 283, 356, 381, 382, or Music 104 or 105.
- Two semester credits in theatre design from Theatre 104 or 234.
- Four semester credits in rehearsal/performance from Theatre 252 or 350.
The Department of Theatre is located in Fir Acres Theatre on the Undergraduate Campus.
Department of Theatre
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 54
Portland, OR 97219