Dance Minors

Dance minor programs provide students with an interdisciplinary experience, are open to all USC undergraduates, and are compatible with a variety of majors. Auditions are not required to enroll in a USC Kaufman minor program. A student applying to a USC Kaufman minor must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at USC and must be in good academic standing. Incoming undergraduates are welcome to apply once they are enrolled at USC. We currently offer two minors for students who wish to further their dance studies at USC:


The minor in Dance provides undergraduate students with a broad yet deep foundation in dance. The program offers a variety of courses in dance technique, history, culture, critical theory, choreography and performance. This minor requires 20 units.

Dance in Popular Culture: Hip-Hop, Urban and Social Dances

Dance in Popular Culture delves into the historical, social and aesthetic issues of dance in the contemporary settings of entertainment, concert, vernacular and recreational forms. This minor is designed to explore the foundations and structures of hip-hop, urban and social dances and to introduce and orient non-major students to the language of dance in contemporary society. This minor requires 16 units.

For a minor application or for more information, please contact:

Cameo Beard
Student Services Advisor
(213) 821-6710