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.
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).
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.
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.
- DANC 101 Dance and Popular Culture
- DANC 201 Contemporary Dance Fusions
- DANC 204 Dance for Musical Theatre
- DANC 301 Contemporary Dance Fusions
- DANC 304 Dance for Musical Theatre
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.