Dance Studies students share a moment before a performance.

Dance Studies Programme

Move your body, move your thinking. We are an internationally-recognised centre for dance research and practice, with a focus on the arts and community development.

See our Dance Studies students pushing the limits of body and mind with four exciting performances.

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Discover what 'Move your thinking' means for the Dance Studies Programme.

Our philosophy

Learn through, in and about dance in our range of taught and research programmes.

Our programmes

Dance Studies behind the scenes

Lecturer Sarah Knox shares insights on the Dance Studies Programme and their involvement in the University's latest commercial.

Our staff are award-winning researchers, choreographers and educators.

Meet our staff

Current students and Dance Studies graduates share their personal journeys.

Read their stories

Staff and students explore the impact of dance and the arts around the world.

Why dance matters

Life in the Dance Studies Programme is documented by students and staff on our dedicated Instagram channel.

Dance Studies in action
Master of Dance Studies Ufitia Sagapolutele.

Read about how Master of Dance Studies graduate Ufitia Sagapolutele has embraced the different facets of her Samoan cultural identity in her research.

Read Ufitia's story

Explore the specialised creative spaces available for Dance Studies students.

Creative facilities


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