In the St. Olaf College Dance Department, students study dance as a vital community and artistic practice. Partnering with the college’s liberal arts curriculum and building interdisciplinary relationships, the dance program encourages exploration of complex ideas through investigation, knowledge, and expression of the body.
Our program combines embodied practice with critical thinking to root dance forms from around the world in their culturally, socially, and politically informed values. This combination is a fundamental means of self-discovery, understanding other dancing bodies, and advancing an anti-racist, equitable, and just community. Whether students in our program become dance artists, choreographers, scholars, or teachers or integrate their skills and knowledge into other fields, they grow into movers, makers, and thinkers who responsibly engage in, serve, and shape the community around them.
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