Through our dance minor programs, students receive an unparalleled education from internationally renowned faculty. Students pursuing a dance minor also join the school’s vibrant community of dance ambassadors. Through our exclusive Facebook group, they get the inside scoop about USC Kaufman events, receive exclusive ticket offers to performances and have access to professional development opportunities. Click below to learn more about our four minors.
Applicants must be current undergraduate students with a 2.75 GPA or higher. Incoming undergraduates are welcome to apply after Orientation. No previous dance experience or audition is required. Because we offer dance technique courses in various levels, everyone from beginners to lifelong practitioners will find a rewarding program of study.
Interested students should complete the minor application. While the application is not formally evaluated for admission, it gives us the opportunity to get to know you better. You should receive a response regarding your admission in two to three business days.
If you have any questions about our minor programs, contact Kyle Beasley, Admission and Student Services Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with previous dance experience may place into intermediate (b-level), intermediate/advanced (c-level) and advanced (d-level) technique courses. Please contact email@example.com for a Pre-Requisite Waiver.
USC Kaufman’s dance minor allows students across all schools to converge in their practice of the art form, attracting people from varying disciplines. These students include sophomore Greg Ward and junior Samara Anderson. Read on to learn more about their experiences as dance minors and how they balance it with the rest of their studies and activities at USC.
Outside the BFA program at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, dancers can become involved in the dance community at USC in many ways. With over 15 dance clubs in various styles, dancers of all backgrounds can find their place on campus.
Alexis Augustine, a dance minor at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, drew from her past struggles with mental health issues to create her nonprofit, Change the Stigma. This organization strives to eliminate misguided stereotypes through discussion and open-mindedness in the arts and community events.
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance welcomes a variety of USC students to join the community as dance minors. These students blend their dance training with their chosen majors to create their own path of interdisciplinary studies. Read on to discover how two alumni of the program draw from their dance minor in their postgraduate lives.
The Choreography for Stage and Screen Minor is one of four minor programs offered at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. This program specifically explores the different techniques used to create dances for the stage and screen, including new media.
Dance minor Yifei Yu is an international student who discovered a love for dance in his elective courses at USC Kaufman. Now a senior, he has taken dance classes of many cuts and colors—here, he tells us what he has learned so far.
For USC Viterbi mechanical engineering major Sara Atun, the decision to become a dance minor at the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance was one of the easiest choices she has made since she began college.
“I [did] some research on the program before I came, and knowing that Kaufman was such a wonderful school, I didn’t even have to consider if I wanted to be a part of it,” she said. “Declaring this minor was actually one of the first things I did when I came to USC as a freshman.”
This semester, USC Kaufman School of Dance reached a milestone: More than 100 USC students (104, to be precise) have declared minors in dance. The number has increased significantly since last year, and even more since the school’s founding in 2012, when only eight students were enrolled as minors.