UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Program Description

The minor in Dance is designed to provide a basis for dance experience and potential employment opportunities in the field of performance, choreography and teaching. In order to prepare for the professional demands of dance, there are five domains in the dance minor: technique, pedagogy, world dance/cultural diversity, choreography and production. The Dance minor focuses on acquiring the skills needed to: (1) teach dance within school and community settings, (2) enhance technical facility as a dancer, and (3) choreograph and mount new works for stage, film and/or television.

Courses relevant to dance taken in the Departments of Theatre or Music may also count toward a minor in Dance, with the approval of an advisor. Advisors in the Department of Kinesiology are available for student consultation.

Program Requirements

1. Technique (9 units)

Select 9 units from the following dance technique courses:

KIN 137A Dance, Ballroom I (1)
KIN 139A Ballet I (1)
KIN 139B Ballet II (1)
KIN 141A Jazz Dance I (1)
KIN 141B Jazz Dance II (1)
KIN 142A Dance, Latin America I (1)
KIN 142B Dance, Latin America II (1)
KIN 143 Urban Street Dance (1)
KIN 144A Dance, Modern I (1)
KIN 148 Dance Conditioning and Somatic Practices (1)
KIN 318 Intermediate Classical and Contemporary Ballet Technique (3-3)
KIN 319 Intermediate Modern Dance (3-3)
KIN 321 Intermediate Contemporary Dance Forms (3-3)
KIN 418 Advanced Classical and Contemporary Ballet Technique (3-3)
KIN 419 Advanced Modern Dance (3-3)
KIN 421 Advanced Contemporary Dance Forms (3-3)
TH 342M Theatre Movement II (2)

2. Pedagogy (3 units)

Select 3 units from the following dance theory/laboratory courses:

Note: the following courses include enrollment by instructor consent as a prerequisite.

KIN 314/L Creative Dance for Children and Lab (2/1)
KIN 317 Advanced Analysis of Dance Forms (3)

3. World Dance/Cultural Diversity (3 units)

Select 3 units from the following dance theory/laboratory courses:

Note: the following courses include enrollment by instructor consent as a prerequisite.

KIN 315 Analysis and Application of Multi-Cultural Dance Forms for Children and Adolescents and Lab (2/1)
KIN 321 Intermediate Contemporary Dance Forms (3-3)
KIN 380/L Perspectives of Dance Lab (2/1)
KIN 421 Advanced Contemporary Dance Forms (3-3)

4. Choreography (3 units)

Select 3 units from the following dance theory/laboratory courses:

Note: the following courses include enrollment by instructor consent as a prerequisite.

KIN 236/L Introduction to Choreography and Lab (2/1)
KIN 316/L Choreographic Forms and Lab (2/1)
KIN 426 Choreography (3) 

5. Production (3 units)

Select 3 units from the following dance theory/laboratory courses:

Note: the following courses include enrollment by instructor consent as a prerequisite.

KIN 427 Dance Production (3)
KIN 498WC Dance Concert Modes (3)
TH 442M Theatre Movement III (2)

Total Units in the Minor: 21

Contact

Chair: Konstantinos Vrongistinos
Redwood Hall (RE) 250
(818) 677-3205
www.csun.edu/health-human-development/kinesiology

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply an integrated kinesiological approach to encourage the adoption of healthy and physically active lifestyles across diverse populations.
  2. Apply evidence-based practices to enhance the study of human movement.
  3. Demonstrate competent problem-solving strategies through intentional practices.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of kinesthetic forms, processes and structures as they apply to the personal expression and culture of human movement.