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Study Dance

Feel the exhilaration of moving, choreographing and performing

Dance at Otago offers you a unique opportunity to study dance as an art form. In a combination of theory and practice you will explore a diverse range of dance styles, and develop an understanding and critical appreciation of dance as a performative medium and creative expression within a variety of cultural contexts.

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Dance as part of the Bachelor of Performing Arts or as a minor subject

Dance is available as part of the Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA).

The Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA)

Dance is also an optional minor subject for a range of degrees.

Our Dance programme will enhance your choreographic, performative and research skills and prepare you for a successful career as a dancer/performer, choreographer, researcher or dance educator.

The minor in dance

Add a Dance paper to your degree

You can take Dance papers as part of most degrees.

We offer papers in popular culture dance, contemporary dance and dance for musical theatre.

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The Caroline Plummer Fellowship in Community Dance

The Caroline Plummer Fellowship in Community Dance was established in 2003 and honours Caroline Plummer (1978-2003).

The annual fellowship is for six months (usually February until July), and is open to community dance practitioners, teachers and researches from New Zealand and overseas who have a proposed programme of activity, or project, that furthers Caroline's belief and aspirations for community dance in New Zealand.

The Caroline Plummer Fellowship in Community Dance