Movement Practices and Dance Studies
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance reflects a philosophy that integrates principles of theory and technique, resulting in the informed viewing of and practical participation in dance activity and performance. Studio course work includes technique classes, performance, composition, re-construction of modern, post-modern, ballet and world dance forms from this and previous centuries. Theoretical course work includes reading, writing and moving with and emphasis on applying theory. The boundaries between movement practice and dance studies or theoretical investigations are purposefully blurred, indicating our commitment to a liberal arts curriculum rather than a conservatory approach.
Course work is taught by full-time faculty members and augmented by guest artists. Not every course we offer is offered every semester, but we strive to offer at least one course in each of the categories every year. Our curriculum aims to reflect the needs of the student body and the skills and strength of the faculty at any given time.