All Marshall University students are encouraged to participate in our dance courses.  These classes are offered at all levels from beginner to advance in a variety of dance forms including ballet, jazz, modern and tap.

The Dance Minor has three goals:

  • To provide regular academic opportunities for all Marshall Students interested in Dance. These opportunities may be formalized as a Dance Minor.
  • To provide a regular movement and dance program for theatre majors in support of the performance classes.
  • To support aMUsed, the Marshall University student dance company and annual dance concert.

Students enrolling in the Dance Minor must fill out an advisement folder to be left in the Theatre Department Office. Students should regularly update their contact information contained in the folder.  Interested students are strongly encouraged to declare the minor in the first semester of their participation in the program.

Dance students looking for assistance with advisement or other academic issues should make an appointment to meet with the Theatre Program Director.

Course Requirements in Dance

Students are required to successfully complete the courses below.

Students may substitute one hour of THE 270 or complete additional semesters of one of the classes below for Dance 270: Dance Company. Students dancing in a Marshall University Theatre musical theatre offering may register for either course


DAN 101, Introduction to Dance 3 hrs.
DAN 230, Ballet Technique 2 hrs.
DAN 270, Dance Company 1 hrs.
DAN 316, Modern Jazz Dance 2 hrs.
DAN 320, Modern Dance Technique 2 hrs.
THE 240, Introduction to Stage Lighting 4 hrs.
Choose total of three (3) additional hours from DAN 205, DAN, DAN280 or repeat from the DANCE courses above. 3 hrs.
Total for Dance Minor 18 hrs.