Division of Dance
The Division of Dance in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance offers courses in modern, ballet, jazz, biomechanics, dance appreciation, improvisation, composition, contact improvisation, choreography, and dance performance. Students may choose a minor in modern dance or select courses to fulfill the aesthetic awareness core curriculum requirement of the College of Liberal Arts. Three full time faculty teach upper level courses and four half-time faculty teach elective core curriculum aesthetic awareness courses. The Division of Dance faculty are supported by one half-time secretary and accompanist. Classes are taught in two 2400 sq. ft. dance studios with sprung floors, one studio converts into 100 seat lab theatre.The Division of Dance presents five to six concerts each academic year: two main stage concerts, three to four studio/lab concerts, and occasional guest artist concerts.
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