Dance is expressive movement that has intent, purpose, and form.
In dance education, students integrate thinking, moving, and feeling. They explore and use dance elements, vocabularies, processes, and technologies to express personal, group, and cultural identities, to convey and interpret artistic ideas, and to strengthen social interaction.
Students develop literacy in dance as they learn about, and develop skills in, performing, choreographing, and responding to a variety of genres from a range of historical and contemporary contexts.
Dance is an approved subject for University Entrance. Dance is a core component of Performing Arts Studies at University and is also integral to studies of human movement within the Bachelor of Physical Education at the University of Otago.
Students can study Dance as a major focus of both Arts and Science degrees and can also find opportunities in education and the theatre, film and entertainment industries.
Mid Year Performance Gallery
Phoneix Dance Workshop Gallery