The dance program at Iowa State University is open to all students, regardless of major.

By gaining a comprehensive view of dance as a physical skill and creative movement form, students are prepared for interesting and creative careers with dance.

Housed in the Department of Kinesiology (KIN) within the College of Human Sciences, the program includes exciting movement courses and offers a Dance minor or a general studies program (with a dance emphasis) through the Kinesiology Department.

Dance has an important and distinctive contribution to make to the general education of all students by providing expressive, recreational, therapeutic, socially and physically beneficial experiences.

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Performing degree

A degree in Performing Arts is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences under the auspices of the Department of Music. Students may select an emphasis in dance, acting/directing, or theatrical design. A minor in Performing Arts is also available.

Dance classes

Dance classes range from the lecture format of Dance Appreciation and Dance History and Philosophy to the activity format of beginning to advanced levels of ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and ballroom dance. Also featured in the curriculum are the creative formats of dance composition and methods of teaching dance for a variety of ages and abilities.

All courses are open to students in all majors as supportive education, self-discovery, exercise, social interaction, and relaxation.

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