DANCE DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
The Department of Dance aspires to present and teach dance as a vital form of human communication, expression, and interaction central to both liberal arts and fine arts educational traditions. The dance experience at St. Olaf engages students in the study of dance as a personal art, a cultural art, and a fine art, aspiring to weave the three into a satisfying whole. The B.A. in Dance prepares dance majors for a range of vocational and a-vocational options including performing, creating, teaching, and imagining dance into other fields. It also provides majors with a solid background for continuing dance and movement education. The dance program intends to inspire students toward a life of possibility with strong physical intelligence at its foundation. Students are guided to grow with attention to being a moving, thinking, feeling, and imagining dancer.
Monday - Friday: 7 am - midnight
The Dance Department is located in Dittmann Center in the heart of campus, next to Boe Chapel.
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