Dance at Luther College is appropriate for the student who is continuing their study of dance, re-entering dance, or accessing dance for the first time. The discipline of dance at Luther is based in the experiential and analytical study of Movement Fundamentals, three courses rooted in somatic movement education. Along with Movement Fundamentals, Contact Improvisation is a core component in shaping a holistic and distinct foundation for dance technique. This somatic approach to dance adds suppleness and refinement to skills attained in prior studio training and sophistication to dance making and performing.
Dance majors become dance artists, dance or movement teachers, or continue on to become dance scholars. Dance majors pursue graduate and professional studies, certification and employment in: Performance; Choreography; Performance Art; Dance or Movement Education; International Arts Education; Movement Education for K-12; Movement for adults, the elderly and people with disabilities; Personal Training; Physical Therapy; Somatic Movement Practices; Somatic Psychology; Movement, Dance or Art Therapy; Medicine; Chiropractic Arts; and other body therapy and healing arts modalities.