Why Dance?

"I came to Luther to study biology, but couldn't imagine my life without dance. I was thrilled that the liberal arts allowed me to pursue both of these passions."

-Deveny Miles '17

The dance major at Luther is for the student who is continuing her/his study of dance, re-entering dance, or dancing for the first time. Dance at Luther is based in the study of Movement Fundamentals. Along with Movement Fundamentals, Contact Improvisation is a core component in shaping this (w)holistic and distinct foundation for dance technique.

What happens when you do dance?

Your body becomes more supple and refined to skills attained in prior studio training and daily life movements while adding sophistication to dance making and performing.

What happens after graduation?

You dance! There are many career paths dancers can take. 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; dance or movement education; dance curators; dance studio or company management; somatic movement practices; somatic psychology; movement, dance, or massage therapy; medicine; chiropractic arts; and much, much more.