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Follow your passion for dance and gain the technical skills you need to create exquisite performances.

Why Study Dance?

Follow your passion and enhance your understanding of various styles of dance by pursuing a dance minor. Through this program, you will analyze the historical, creative and technical aspects of dance. You will study four styles of dance at two levels and take a choreography course. Our program enables you to develop your dance skills and abilities, expand your knowledge and increase your appreciation for the art of dance.


Degrees & Offerings


  Vermillion Main Campus

A minor in dance gives you a broad but solid foundation in the world of dance. Some of your courses will include modern dance, jazz dance, tap dance, ballet and choreography.

Program Details






Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education.
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Black Hills Playhouse

The Black Hills Playhouse, a division of the University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts, is a regional theatre located in Custer State Park. 

USD Theatre Production


Whether you are interested in a career in acting, musical theatre, design technology or a related field, the real-world experiences and connections you find in the Department of Theatre will help you get there.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Department of Theatre. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and fostering student engagement and leadership.
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Raimondo Genna



Theatre History, Critical Theory and Analysis, Performance Studies
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Sabrina Egeland

Assist Prof of Practice, Costume Techn & Mgnt


Costume Technology, Costume Shop Management
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Chaya Gordon-Bland

Associate Professor
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Scott Mollman

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Matthew Nesmith

Associate Professor
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Victor Shonk

Associate Professor

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