The degree includes courses in dance technique, repertory, choreography, improvisation, composition, pedagogy, history, music, production, movement analysis, injury prevention, yoga, and Pilates certification. You also complete requirements in the arts and humanities, taking a carefully considered selection of classes.
Technique classes and repertory rehearsals are part of the daily routine. The program’s core offerings consist of curricula which, through the highest quality of training and instruction, strengthen and refine dance techniques as well as provide scholarly inquiry into history, science, and creative practices.
The faculty of the IU Contemporary Dance Program strives to not only teach, but mentor, and provide a strong theoretical base from which each dancer can grow and work as an individual artist. Students are encouraged to seek their own venue for expression, such as performance, choreography, teaching, production, or scholarship, to prepare for a successful career in the professional and academic field of dance.
You can learn more about our Contemporary Dance program in our Viewbook.
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