Dance Programs

Minor

Program Information

Minor Requirements

The Minor in Dance is open to students in any field. A minor in Dance provides an opportunity to engage in a range of dance experiences (1) which contribute to the liberal education of students regardless of major, (2) which will be applicable to graduate study or professional work in a variety of fields such as performance, therapy, education, journalism, or cultural studies, and (3) which provide a basis for lifelong learning and personal development. The Dance minor is designed to be flexible and to accommodate each student’s interests and goals.

Requirements:

  • Total of 5 credits chosen in
    consultation with Dance Advisors, including:
  • PED 245
  • One Dance Technique Class

Berea College Dance Minor

The Minor in Dance is open to students in any field.
A Minor in Dance provides an opportunity to engage in a range of dance experiences 1) which contribute to the liberal education of students regardless of major, 2) which will be applicable to graduate study or professional work in a variety of fields such as performance, therapy, education, journalism, or cultural studies, and 3) which provide a basis for lifelong learning and personal development. The Dance Minor is designed to be flexible and to accommodate each student’s interests and goals.

Requirements:
A total of 5 credits, including:

  • PED 245: Dance (required)
  • One additional dance technique class, such as Modern Dance,
    Jazz, Ballet, Social and Folk, or Dance Techniques
  • Others selected from the following, or an approved alternative

Full credit courses:

Class Year/Term Offered
PED 114 – Experiencing Dance Short Term TBA
PED 116 – Danish Gymnastics and Culture Every Short Term
PED 245 – Dance (required) Spring 2006, 2008, etc
PED 248 – World Dance Fall 2006, 2008, etc
PED 251 – Gymnastics Fall 2006, 2008, etc
PED 233 – Dance in Healing and Therapy Short Term 2006
PED 308 – Aquatic Art Short Term 2007
PED 305 – Improvisation & Choreography Fall 2005
PED 386 – Dance Techniques Offered occasionally
GSTR 109D – Dancing in Time and Space Every Spring semester
PED 398/498 – Directed Study (1-3 credits) By arrangement
Team initiated study (1-3 credits) By arrangement
PED 495 – Internship (1-3 credits) By arrangement

.25 credit courses

Class Year/Term Offered
PED 215 – Aerobic Dance Every semester
PED 216 – Body Recall One semester each year
PED 224 – Modern Dance I every other Fall Odd years
PED 227 – Movement for the Stage TBA
PED 228 – Social and Folk Dance One semester each year
PED 229 – Beginning Jazz Dance every other Spring Even years
PED 230 – Beginning Ballet every other Spring Odd years
PED 231 – Modern Dance II every other Fall Even years
PED 234 – Gymnastics Every Fall
PED 206Y – Modern Dance Troupe Every semester (by permission)
PED 206Z – Country Dancers Every semester (by permission)
GST 117 – Christmas Country Dance School Every Dec 26-Jan 1

Dance Minor Program of Study

Odd-Even Years:
Fall 05

Class Credit
PED 224 – Modern Dance I .25
PED 216 – Body Recall .25
PED 215 – Aerobic Dance .25
PED 228 – Social and Folk Dance .25
PED 206Y – Modern Dance Troupe (by permission) .25
PED 206Z – Country Dancers (by permission) .25
GST 117 – Christmas Country Dance School (Christmas break) .25

Short Term 06

Class Credit
PED 233 – Dance in Healing and Therapy 1
PED 116 – Introduction to Denmark through Danish Gymnastics 1
PED (TBA) – Choreography and Dance Production 1
Or other approved Short Term courses 1

Spring 06

Class Credit
PED 245 – Dance 1
GST 109 – (approved section) 1
PED 229 – Beginning Jazz Dance .25
PED 215 – Aerobic Dance .25
PED 206Y – Modern Dance Troupe (by permission) .25
PED 206Z – Country Dancers (by permission) .25 .25

Even-Odd Years
Fall 06

Class Credit
PED 248 – World Dance (satisfies 209 and World Culture) 1
PED 251 – Gymnastics 1
PED 234 – Gymnastics .25
PED 231 – Modern II .25
PED 215 – Aerobic Dance .25
PED 206Y – Modern Dance Troupe (by permission) .25
PED 206Z – Country Dancers (by permission) .25
GST 117 – Christmas Country Dance School (Christmas break) .25

Short Term

Class Credit
PED 116 – Introduction to Denmark through Danish Gymnastics 1 1
PED – 308 Aquatic Art 1 1
Or other approved Short Term courses

Spring 07

Class Credit
GST 109 – (approved section) 1
PED 228 – Social and Folk Dance .25
PED 230 – Beginning Ballet .25
PED 216 – Body Recall .25
PED 215 – Aerobic Dance .25
PED 206Y – Modern Dance Troupe (by permission) .25
PED 206Z – Country Dancers (by permission) .25

Independent Study, Team Initiated Study, and Internships may be arranged with individual Dance instructors and approval of Dance Minor Advisers.

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