Dance Program at the University of Miami

No matter what major you are pursuing, you may wish to consider a minor in dance or fulfill undergraduate fine arts requirements through participation in the University of Miami’s Dance Program.

Provided by the UM Frost School of Music, this wide-ranging curriculum, available to all undergraduate students, offers all levels of dance studio technique as well as dance history, theory, and pedagogy. Dance classes and workshops offered during Spring Break and Summer Minimesters are also open to all students with permission from their Advisors.

Unique to the University of Miami Dance Program is its emphasis on the methodology of dance and movement, using Laban movement analysis and Pilates-based stretching and body work classes which will enable you to better understand and care for your body. Taught by dance therapy experts, it is a program that focuses on the art of teaching dance.

Most classes are currently taught in the Allan and Patti Herbert Wellness Center on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.

Dance Minor
A minor in dance is intended for students interested in developing basic movement and teaching skills for grades K-12.  Prospective minors are required to audition and interview as well as maintain a grade point of 3.0 in all dance courses.  In addition to the audition and interview, a consultation with your Advisor and approval by the Dance Program Director, Carol Kaminsky, is required. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)for more information and a simple sign-up form.

Special Workshops

Spring Break and Summer Minimester

NYC: An Invitation to the Dance

Offered every March and June in New York City. Get acquainted with one of the greatest cultural cities in the world through dance! Open to all students and majors, this invitation to dance inspires, motivates, and develops your understanding of the many dance forms that have evolved throughout history. Examine your own values of art while discovering new visions and challenges that can be directed toward any major. Earn credits toward graduation as well as fulfill your undergraduate fine arts, elective, and dance minor requirements. Enrollment is limited to 16 students.

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