Dance Minor

A Minor in Dance broadens a student’s perspective in the performing arts, helps one gain a firm understanding of different dance forms, and appreciate the various historical and sociocultural factors shaping the creation of those forms.  The dance minor requires both academic and technique coursework in the study of dance, creative process, performance, analysis, and history.

Having a minor in dance is useful and can supplement any major or career path. Possible multidisciplinary fields related to the dance minor include physical therapy, education, marketing and communications, work in kinetic interfaces and projection mapping, performance studies, musical theater, videography, film, costume and prosthetic design.

Through a joint program between NYUSH and Tisch School of the Arts, a student can minor in dance. You must complete 16 points in total in non-repeating classes to graduate with a Minor in Dance. Up to 8 points can be earned at NYUSH.

These following classes count towards the minor:

ART-SHU 225A Contemporary Dance (2 points)
ART-SHU 225B Contemporary Dance (4 points)
ART-SHU 230 Ballet (2 points)
ART-SHU 239.2 Choreography & Performance (2 points)
ART-SHU 239.4 Choreography & Performance (4 points)
ART-SHU 242 Chinese Minority & Folk Dance (2 points)


It is recommended that you take OART-UT 701 History of Dance or OART-UT 703 Why Dance Matters at Tisch School of the Arts NYU for 4 points. A full list of other classes offered at Tisch are listed HERE.