Why Study Dance?
In a study conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), employers prize the ability of an employee to work with people from other fields above what that person has a degree in or where that degree is from.
By working on student-led projects, our graduates develop oral & written communication, research techniques, collaboration, project facilitation and related skills. Dancers are disciplined, organized, hard-working and thorough. They know how to work with others.
One student wrote that she values Moving Company because it gives her “new experiences and new perspectives that have helped me to make connections with other dancers and the community through movement.”
As students in Moving Company said about a recent project, they learned flexibility. This goes way beyond muscles and joints. Students mentioned “working with artist and professionals,” “team building,” movement research skills,” “in making choices and participating in the creation of new work,” “in the ability to hear other perspectives,” “in finding your own story within a project,” “in improvisation skills.”
As a Weber State University dance student, you enter an exclusive program with individualized attention. You develop Critical and Creative Thinking skills by working with your peers and faculty to solve open-ended problems with a deadline and a real audience.
Our faculty have professional backgrounds and teach many different styles of dance. Visiting artists come from around the country to complement our program through instruction, choreography and performance.
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Barbara Feldman, provost at the New College of Florida wrote in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune,
“If I were a CEO, I would hire a dancer. Performing with a dance troupe requires a new set of valuable skills. Dancers need to coordinate schedules, work together, and accommodate each other’s strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies. They rely on each other to create the performance and learn about the need to be part of team. They learn what it means to be relied upon and to rely upon others to create a product that is greater than any one of them."