Dance Minor

Dance is an art form that transcends cultures, class, race, and religion, and the Dance Minor is open to students from all majors and levels of experience seeking an artistic, social, creative, and physical complement to the intellectual rigors of a Le Moyne education. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts specializes in training the whole artist, and our Dance Minor program is designed to give students dance technique, choreographic and performance training, and an understanding of the artistry and the context of dance in society. Through their participation in a variety of fun and challenging classes or within our active extra-curricular dance ensembles, our Dance Minor students develop intellectually, physically and artistically in a supportive and social environment.

The Dance Minor program is a great outlet for students interested in exploring the fundamentals of dance and its historical and social relevance. This Minor program offers the student an opportunity to explore multiple approaches to physical expression while intellectually investigating dance in its broader context. Dance Minor students are asked to fulfill six (6) credits in the Dance Minor core, and a further nine (9) credits through various electives.

Dance Courses and Requirements

If you would like to learn more about courses, requirements, and opportunities for the Dance Minor program, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.

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Grace Adams '20

Grace Adams
History and Political Science major

Grace Adams has been dancing Irish dance for 11 years, and loves the dance options that the Le Moyne Dance Minor offers. "I am able to explore a lot of new dance forms that I have never studied before." Grace is a History and Political Science Major who will graduate in 2020.

Le Moyne Student Dance Company


The Le Moyne Student Dance Company was organized in 1995 by students seeking on-campus opportunities in dance and performance. The student-run group presents a concert at the end of each semester, representing styles from tap, to jazz, to ballet, to modern. The Le Moyne Student Dancers also provide classes for those interested in choreography and workshops.

Dolphin Steppers

Dolphin Steppers

The Dolphin Steppers use various creative mediums, including step routines, to help bring about a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity on campus and the surrounding community. The theme of the Dolphin Steppers is Unity through Diversity. The participants of this student-run ensemble consider themselves educators as well as performers and have public performances every semester.

Get in Touch

Contact the Department:

Karel Blakeley


(315) 445-4523


Contact the Chair:

W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4523