Dance (minor)

MBU’s Dance minor is an excellent accompaniment to the Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre degree, but is available to all students who want to enhance their dance training.


Required Theatre courses: (11 hours)
THEA 131 Ballet I
THEA 141 Jazz I
THEA 331 Ballet II
THEA 341 Jazz II
THEA 351 Tap
THEA 361 Musical Theatre Style Dance
2 semesters of THEP 111/311 Theatre Production
THDA 303 Dance Composition

Required Musical Theatre course: (3 hours)
THMU 353 Musical Theatre History

Required Natural Science courses: (4 hours)
BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 211 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

Total Hours Required for Minor: 18

Claire Horrocks, Instructor of Dance

Adjunct Instructor of Dance (Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre)
Contact Information:

Claire Horrocks was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she trained and competed nationally in ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theater. Upon graduating high school, she toured nationally with the Radio City Rockettes in the 2008 Christmas Spectacular Arena tour. Claire then pursued a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Oklahoma School of Dance while dancing with the Oklahoma Festival Ballet, then continued her professional performing career with the Louisville Ballet, Missouri Ballet Theatre, and Common Thread Contemporary Ballet Company. She is a certified mat pilates and yoga instructor, and incorporates her knowledge from these certifications in her classes. Love, faith, and guidance are the foundation of Claire’s teaching, and she is blessed to share her knowledge and passion with the talented students of Missouri Baptist University.