Learn by doing. Learn by dancing.
Experiential learning is "learning by doing" and by reflecting on your experience. In Iowa Dance, experiential learning activities include performances, the Arts Living-Learning Community, conducting research with a professor, teaching dance, and internships, among other possibilities.
As a dance major, you'll have many opportunities to perform and choreograph, including:
- UI Dance Company (our touring company)
- The annual Dance Gala on the Hancher stage
- Faculty and student concerts in Space Place Theater
- MFA thesis concerts
- The School of Music Opera Theatre
- Musical theatre
- Community performances
- Participation in Gala Festival Concerts of the American College Dance Festival Association
The Arts Living-Learning Community is a residence hall floor for first- and second-year students who are interested in the visual, creative, and performing arts. This community welcomes dance majors.
Gain hands-on experience by participating in the research and creative discovery of faculty and staff.
Build on-the-job experience while connecting and networking with professionals in your field.
Enhance your degree, stand out to employers, shape your own perspective, and transform into a global citizen.
Apply your academic skills and knowledge to help community partners solve real-world problems.