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Department of Theatre & Dance
Minor in Dance

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful…This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. ~ Agnes DeMille

The Minor in Dance is an exciting and rapidly growing area within the Department of Theatre and Dance. This option is open to all interested students at Auburn University and accommodates everyone from the beginner who wants to experience dance for the first time to the experienced dancer who wants to continue training throughout their college career. Courses are based in modern dance with an emphasis on technique, theory, improvisation, composition, dance history, anatomy for dances, and dance conditioning. Dance labs in ballet, jazz, tap, and aerial skills are available to supplement the minor core. 

Special Opportunities

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for students to participate in dance performances or to showcase their original choreography. These opportunities include Auburn University Theatre and Dance's annual dance concert, site-specific projects in collaboration with the Jule Collins Smith Museum, the Alabama Dance Festival, and the American College Dance Association South Region Conference.

Dance minors also have the opportunity to learn from guest artists through master classes and choreography set specifically for Auburn students. Past guest artists have included Bill Evans, Karola Lüttringhaus, Drika Overton, Duane Lee Holland, Peter Kalivas, Jeannie Hill, George Staib, Pilobolus, River North Dance Chicago, and the Paul Taylor Company.


The Minor in Dance consists of 15 credits, including courses in beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques. See a description of the dance minor curriculum on AU Bulletin or check the curriculum sheet.

Admission to the Minor

Any interested student wishing to declare a dance minor should begin by filling out an application at with Student Services. For more information, please contact Professor Adrienne Wilson at

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Dance at AU Theatre