Dance (DANCE)

Movement-intensive (technique) and language-intensive (theory) classes present dance as a vital form of embodied awareness, personal expression, and physical communication.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • DANCE 100: Introduction to Dance
  • GE/Elective
  • Foreign Language
  • Movement-Intensive Course(s)* (0.25-0.50 credit) – can take one or two of these courses depending on space in your schedule
Interim
  • DANCE 124 (offered every other year during interim) – take the first opportunity you can
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Dance 150: Movement/Camera/Process (offered every other year in the Spring). Take the first opportunity you are able to. If Dance 150 isn’t offered then take GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
  • Foreign Language
  • Movement-Intensive Course(s)* (0.25-0.50 credit) – can take one or two of these courses depending on space in your schedule
Additional Information

*Includes DANCE 106/107/108/109/111/112/113/121/130/ 131/141/160 and DANCE 206/207/209/210/ 211/220/ 221/240/ 241/250/251/260/ 261. Level 200 and Level 300 movement intensive courses are offered for both .25 credit and .50 credit. The courses meet at the same time but the .50 credit version has more outside of class work.

**Note: Participation in one of the two dance companies (Companydance or Vesilica) is also highly reccommended. Dance scholarship students are required to participate in one of the two companies. Enrollment in a movement intensive course is required as part of participation in the dance companies.

Major requirements worksheet

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Credit for transfer courses are done in consultation with the Registrar and the Dance Department Chair
Placement
  • The first day of class in movement intensive courses is used to determine placement. If students have questions about what level movement courses they should register for they can talk to Dance faculty at the Dance Department Information sessions.
  • Usually level 1 movement intensive courses are for those students that haven’t had that specific form of dance before. Level 2 classes are for those students who have had several years of experience in that specific dance form.
Informational Events

Veselica Information Session – Wednesday, September 9 at 3pm in Center for Art and Dance Studio Three

Companydance First Year Dance Project Information Session – Wednesday, September 9 at 4:00pm in Center for Art and Dance Studio One

Companydance Audition Information Session – Friday, September 11 at 3:30pm in Center for Art and Dance Studio One

Veselica Auditions – Tuesday, September 15 at 3pm in Center for Art and Dance Studio Three

Companydance Auditions for First-Years and Sophomores – Tuesday, September 15 at 4pm in Center for Art and Dance Studio One

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Dance – Heather Klopchin (klopchin@stolaf.edu)