Dance Minors

Our dance minor programs provide students from a wide array of disciplines the opportunity to receive an unparalleled education from internationally renowned faculty through courses in dance technique, science, history, choreography and performance.

No previous dance experience or audition is required for our dance minor programs. Because we offer dance technique courses in various levels, everyone from beginners to lifelong practitioners will find a rewarding program of study.

We currently offer three minors for students who wish to further their dance studies at USC:


Dance Minor

20 units

The minor in Dance provides undergraduate students with a broad but deep foundation in dance. It includes a critical study of the history and culture of dance, while also weaving in courses in choreography, performance and dance technique.


Hip-Hop, Street and Social Dance Forms Minor

16 units

The Hip-Hop, Street and Social Dance Forms Minor delves into the historical, social and aesthetic issues of dance in contemporary settings. It explores the foundations and structures of hip-hop and addresses issues of art, race and politics within the parameters of dance as an art form, entertainment, and personal expression.


Dance in Entertainment Minor

18 units

The Dance in Entertainment Minor explores dance in the commercial realm—from Hollywood to Broadway—primarily focused on performance, choreography and dance entrepreneurship.


Interested students should contact a USC Kaufman advisor to complete the minor application and discuss minor requirements. Applicants must be current undergraduates in good academic standing. Incoming undergraduates are welcome to apply as soon as their classes begin.

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.

For for more information, please contact:

Cameo Beard
(primary minor advisor)
Student Services Advisor
(213) 821-6710
cameobea@usc.edu