Dance at Luther focuses on learning the body and developing movement practices. These practices prepare our students for careers in dance or any other field.
Collaborative productions and performances. All motivated students welcome, whether dance major, dance minor, or neither.
Lifelong dance and movement practices. There are many career paths dancers can take. Dance majors become dance artists, dance or movement teachers, or continue on to become dance scholars.
Every year the dance program hosts two evening-length dance works, as well as a variety of other dance pieces through our courses and student organizations.View Performance Dates
Visit our production archive, a record of all mainstage dance and theatre productions from the last five years.Explore Our Archive
Dance at Luther is rooted in the practice of Movement Fundamentals, a radical new paradigm that develops understanding of body, selfhood, and connection to others.Dance with Us
Dance at Luther is housed within the Center for the Arts building, a collaborative space that intersects art, dance, and theatre.Tour Our Buildings
Dancers and scientists at Luther created a performance, Body of Water, that highlighted issues of water quality in Iowa. Student Catherine Lewis says, “The goal of this collaboration was to make Body of Water digestible to everyone. We wanted to present scientific information with human representations. We felt when more people understood the message, the more likely they would take action in helping protect water.”
Professor Jane Hawley wanted to create a dance that shared Professor Enos-Berlage’s research about the local watershed. ”We wanted to inform as many people as possible about the topic and do so in a positive way,” Hawley says. “The goal of the performance is to encourage or inspire people to make change within farming and urban practices on how they use/abuse water.”