Professional Experience

Sandra Minton was Dance Coordinator/Professor at the University of Northern Colorado, 1972-1998. Currently she is dance specialist in a public school and presents workshops for teachers. Her Human Kinetics books include Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation, third edition, Dance Mind & Body and Preventing Dance Injuries (co-editor). Another book, Using Movement to Teach Academics: The Mind & Body As One Entity was published by Rowman & Littlefield Education in March, 2008.


Minton's dance education research has been published in juried journals such as the Dance Research Journal, Dance: Current Selected Research, Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Journal of Dance Education and Research in Dance Education. Minton was the 1999 National Dance Association Artist/Scholar, and a 2001 Fulbright Scholar in Finland.

Education and Training

Minton's M.A. and Ph.D.degrees are in dance from U.C.L.A. and Texas Woman's University respectively. Throughout her career, Minton has studied with a number of dance and dance education professionals including: Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Merce Cunningham, Irene Dowd, Lynda Davis, Bill Evans, Alma Hawkins, Hannah Kahn, Bella Lewitzky, Aileene Lockhart, Carla Maxwell and Gus Solomons Jr.


Sandra is listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers, 4th ed., and was twice selected as College Scholar at the University of Northern Colorado. She has received grants for choreography, research and for teaching workshops from the Colorado Goals 2000 Project, the JFM Foundation, Denver, and the UNC Research and Publications Board. Ms. Minton was selected as the NDA Scholar/Artist for 1999,1999, and as a Fulbright Scholar in 2001.


What Others Have Said

About Teaching Workshops . . .

". . . I am indeed teaching a dance unit this year; the materials from last summer's workshop have helped emmensely!" ~ Evelyn Rodriguez, High School Teacher


About Awareness Work . . .

"Afterwards they [the students] seem to be much more in touch with their bodies, with how they move though space, and of how relaxation is of major importance."
~Ruth Savig, former Visual Arts Professor


"I enjoyed your movement exercises immensely and know from the students' journals that they, too, were thrilled."
~ Susan Bromley, Psychology Professor


About Conference Organization . . .

". . . you are a master planner . . . you did a fantastic job and we can't thank you enough . . ."
~ Rebecca Hutton, former Executive Director, National Dance Association

About Work as a Dance Educator . . .

"Amazing contributions to UNC and the world of dance!"
~ Tom McNally, Former Theater/Dance Department Chair


"I feel your dance program is very special in that it is run professionally, but with a humanistic emphasis."
~ Jan Justis, former Artistic Director, Jan Justis Dance Company, and high school teacher


Consulting Areas of Expertise
  Interdisciplinary teaching
Dance Curriculum Writing and Evaluation
Research on dance
Conference Organization
Manuscript Editing
Research on Dance and the Arts



Sandra Minton
13088 Grape Court
Thornton, CO 80241