Goals and Objectives

Create brave and inviting spaces for students.

  • Sustain attention to imparting program ethos through all aspects of the program including, students, faculty, guest artists, and parents/guardians.
  • Cultivate an environment of expectation, rather than hesitation, when addressing instances and systems of inequality.
  • Model excellence in leadership, participation, and reflection.

Engage critical studies of the histories of dance, theater, and performance.

  • Learn the vocabulary and practice methods of respectful evaluation and generative critique.
  • Pursue creative and scholarly research with a nuanced understanding of cultural context.
  • Demonstrate clear and effective academic writing in the field.

Strengthen creative skills through the creative process of Making.

  • Apply a variety of criteria, aesthetics, and approaches to the understanding and valuing of dance making and performing.
  • Practice collaboration within the creative process.
  • Create unique, challenging and diverse performances to share them with our community.

Foster personal agency, responsibility, and actions through physical practice.

  • Develop a multifaceted physicality through a variety of dance practices.
  • Acknowledge and transform power dynamics in a dance space.
  • Nurture inclusive and activist communities through embodiment.