2013-2014 Catalog


Dance Minor

A Dance minor provides students in any field an opportunity to engage in a range of dance experiences that: 1) contribute to the liberal education of students regardless of their major, 2) 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) 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.

The purpose of the Dance minor is to develop: understanding of the principles and concepts of Dance as a discipline; basic technical skill in at least two dance forms such as modern dance, jazz dance, folk dance, ballet, or social dance; creative ability; and capacity to apply dance in educational, recreational, or other professional settings.

Degree Requirements

The minor in Dance requires a minimum of five (5) course credits, as follows:

Required Core Course

PED 245Dance Education

1 Course Credit

NOTE: Offered even-number Spring Terms

Required Distribution Courses

One Dance-activity class (1/4 course credit)

NOTE: All Berea students are required to take two (2) 200-level PED activity courses. This Dance activity class will satisfy one of these required courses. In addition, 3.75 course credits in Dance are to be chosen in consultation with the Dance Adviser. These will be chosen from the following and additional courses approved to meet this requirement:

One-credit courses:

PED 233Dance in Healing & Therapy

1 Course Credit

PED 248World Dance

1 Course Credit

PED 249Dancing Through Space & Time

1 Course Credit

PED 259/GST 186/PED 186Ballroom Dance

1/4 Course Credit

PED 305Improvisation & Choreography

1 Course Credit

PED 390/490A

PED 390/490B

PED 397/497A

PED 397/497B

PED 398/498

Other approved summer courses. In addition, PED 386/486 will be used from time to time to take advantage of the talent of guest artists or of the particular expertise of current faculty (i.e., a class may be offered in African dance, tap dance, classical Indian dance, contact improvisation, or clogging.)

1/4-credit courses:

PED 117Christmas Country Dance School

PED 204Yoga (AST)

1/4 Course Credit

PED 208Aikido (AST)

1/4 Course Credit

PED 215Aerobic Dance

1/4 Course Credit

PED 216B.A.M.-Bodies Always in Motion

1/4 Course Credit

PED 219Aquatic Arts

1/4 Course Credit

PED 224Modern Dance I

1/4 Course Credit

PED 227Movement for the Stage

1/4 Course Credit

PED 228Social and Folk Dance

1/4 Course Credit

PED 229Beginning Jazz Dance

1/4 Course Credit

PED 230Beginning Ballet

1/4 Course Credit

PED 234Gymnastics

1/4 Course Credit

PED 206PMiddle Eastern Dance Ensemble

1/4 Course Credit

PED 206YModern Dance Troupe

1/4 Course Credit

PED 206ZCountry Dancers

1/4 Course Credit

PED 332Modern Dance II

1/4 Course Credit

1 to 3 course credits:

PED 395/495

 

Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Minor —A grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each required Dance minor course and in each prerequisite and collateral course is required for continuation in the minor. Students not receiving a grade of C or higher may repeat that particular course to raise the grade while remaining in the minor program.

Additional Considerations for the Minor— Designated summer courses may be used for the Dance Minor. PED 245 may be approved on a term-by-term basis to meet the Active Learning Experience (ALE) requirement. (Check the Schedule of Classes to see if the course has been approved for a specific term.)