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University of Minnesota dance focuses on contemporary dance in a global context through four balanced curricular areas: technique, performance, composition, and dance studies. Dance coursework fosters an intensive creative process, offers extensive technical training and performing experience, and promotes rigorous intellectual practices.

University of Minnesota dance trains versatile, thinking dance artists and visionaries capable of embracing challenges and opportunities in the field of dance and other realms of human endeavor. Faculty members engage students by developing and refining their creative and critical abilities and spark a passionate curiosity to explore and examine dance far beyond its inherent physical characteristics. Students join a program that believes embracing difference is essential to the free exchange of creative and intellectual ideas and to building a truly diverse community.