Dance

Department of Dance

The St. Olaf College Dance Department engages students in the study of dance as a vital form of human expression, understanding, communication, and interaction. Partnering with the College’s liberal arts curriculum and making connections with other academic fields, the dance program encourages the exploration of complex ideas through investigation, knowledge, and expression of the body. Rooted in the Modern Dance tradition and enriched by global and social dance forms, the dance department cultivates an inclusive and diverse community. The B.A. in Dance prepares dance majors for a range of career and vocational options including performing, creating, teaching, and writing about dance, as well as integrating their dance studies’ skills and experiences into myriad other fields.

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We wish you and all in your community the utmost in health and well-being in this challenging time and always!

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Celebration Weekend Anniversary Events are postponed until the 2021-2022 academic year when we can safely gather as a large group on campus.

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Exciting Current Alumni News:

  • A future beyond the Hill and in dance – Shout out of congratulations, gratitude, & pride to Ole Dance Alum, Harper Foote ’18 for her thoughtful reflection on her time at St. Olaf and her passion for making a meaningful impact upon the world beyond the Hill – no doubt she is a vital force! Side note, this article is credited to staff writer, Kiara Jones ’21, co-founder of M.I.X. Hip Hop Dance Club, and yet another dancer extraordinaire at St. Olaf!
  • Ole dance alum, Alisha Jihn ’15, earned a Fulbright to live in Taiwan and engage in cross-cultural dialogue about dance/movement therapy.  See this video about her Fulbright: Alisha Jihn video

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