Welcome to a radically new paradigm for training the body. Dance at Luther is focused on Movement Fundamentals: Liberating Practices for Dance Artists | Movement in Life & Art.
Our dance courses are rooted in somatic movement education which values the judgments and decisions of the body, gathered from engagement of self, others, and environment.
We value your “kinesthesia” which means we think your body is super smart. Whether you have had several years of dance training before coming to college or have never danced at all – you can major or minor in dance at Luther. You can dance for life!
Dance courses focus on alignment & function for the body; range & efficiency for movement; and vocabulary & intention for dance making. Contact Improvisation, Dance Composition, Dance History, Performance Research, and Dance Technique and Analysis deepen and broaden the program.
Through the Movement Fundamentals curriculum, the articulate body is understood and experienced as an intelligent instrument, and the integration of mind, body, and spirit supports the student’s research and development as an engaged dance artist.