The Department of Theatre offers four minors: Arts Administration, Physical Theatre, Dance, and Theatre.

18 credit hours including Introduction to Arts Management THTR 3320, Marketing the Arts THTR 3340, Fundraising for the Arts THTR 4350, Advanced Arts Management THTR 4320, and Special Topics in Arts Administration THTR 4300.

18 credit hours of approved dance, physical theatre, and theatre courses.

19 credit hours including Acting I THTR 1025, Introduction to Theatrical Design THTR 2022, Script Analysis THTR 2031, Theatre Practicum I THTR 2026, and other approved theatre courses.

The LSU Dance Minor is open to all undergraduates at the University. It offers a variety of courses in dance technique (Ballet, Modern, and Jazz), dance history, dance composition, dance improvisation, production/performance opportunities. The Dance Minor is designed to guide our students to achieve creative, technical, and academic excellence.

The Dance minor was created to give official credit to the many students who wish to follow or continue their passion and love of dance while focusing on a different concentration or major while attending LSU. Students are encouraged to register for dance classes in their freshmen year to have the most fulfilling experiences.

The program hosts a minimum of two dance concerts per year. The fall dance concert showcases LSU students performing work by faculty and guest choreographers, while the spring dance concert features work by student choreographers, guest choreographers, and faculty, all performed by the LSU Dance Ensemble.

The LSU dance program collaborates with community dance members in Baton Rouge to offer our students opportunities to take master classes and attend professional dance events. These master classes and dance concert events contribute to our students’ development as artists and performers. Past master classes included by Ailey II, Movement Workshop Group, Parsons, Urban Bush Women, and Flamenco classes by Chris and Lena Jacome.

The dance minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits across technique, theory, and performance.  Six credits in technique are required for the minor.  The technique classes include different levels of ballet, modern, and jazz.  Nine credits (three courses) are needed in dance theory.  The required theory courses include Introduction to Dance, Dance History, and then either Dance Composition or Dance Improvisation. The performance group, the LSU Dance Ensemble, is open through audition only and students receive additional credit either as a dancer or choreographer.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
1131 Beginning Ballet 1 credit
1127 Beginning Modern 1 credit
1153 Beginning Jazz 1 credit
1231 Intermediate Ballet 1 credit
1227 Intermediate Modern 1 credit
1253 Intermediate Jazz 1 credit

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
1800 Introduction to Dance (Required) 3 credits
4801 Dance History (Required) 3 credits
  Either 1 of the following courses is required.  
3802 Dance Composition 3 credits
3803 Dance Improvisation 3 credits
  Performance LSU Dance Ensemble (Audition Only)  
1804 Dance Production for Dancers 2 credits
4804 Dance production for Choreographers 2 credits


If you have any questions about the Dance Minor, please email: Susan Perlis or Claudio Ribiero


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105 Music & Dramatic Arts Building
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Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
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