The Dance Major and Minor

The Dance Major

At Mount Holyoke, students who major in dance take courses in technique, repertory/performance, and theory. The major requirements are sufficiently flexible to accommodate students who are serious dance performers as well as those with choreographic and/or interdisciplinary interests.

A major in dance requires a minimum of 48 credits, including history and theory courses. Some of these courses may be chosen from among the offerings of the Five College Dance Department.

All dance majors and minors must serve on crew for dance concerts. For detailed requirements for the major and minor, see the Dance chapter of the course catalogue.

The Dance Minor

The minor is intended to provide a well-rounded and in-depth introduction to dance as an art form. Minors must be approved by the department chair.

Teacher Licensure

Students interested in pursuing licensure in the field of dance can combine their course work in dance with a minor in education. In some instances, course work in the major coincides with course work required for licensure; in other cases, it does not. Students wishing to pursue teacher licensure should consult the dance department chair and schedule an initial advising appointment with Sarah Frenette, Coordinator of Teacher Licensure.