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Study Dance at Otago

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Study Dance

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.

We offer papers in popular culture dance, contemporary dance and dance for musical theatre that will enhance your choreographic, performative and research skills and prepare you for a successful career as a dancer/performer, choreographer, researcher or dance educator.

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Contact details

School of Performing Arts


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Minor subject requirements

Dance as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

Papers Points

Five papers from:

at least three of which must be above 100-level, including at least one above 200-level.


Note: This minor subject is not available for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA).

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