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Dance students study off-campus to gain new perspectives on their field, to learn about dance performance in a new setting, and to develop cross-cultural understanding by becoming immersed in another culture.


Domestic Programs


Study Abroad Programs

Taking dance classes in a different language allowed me to see the form differently, also the classes I took gave me new perspectives.

Claire Alrich '13, Buenos Aires, Spring 2012


Note: Because dance is not taught at many universities, students should seek dance opportunities outside of class. Look for student clubs, dance companies, public schools, children’s programs and theaters as places to volunteer or get involved.  Consider arranging to do a special project with a Beloit faculty member while you are abroad.


Argentina - CIEE Buenos Aires


Ecuador - Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito (Ex)


Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon                                    

Fall, spring

Language: English, beginning Twi language course

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, previous coursework with African content recommended; students expected to enroll in a beginning Twi language course at the University of Ghana.

Housing: International student hostel on campus, stipend provided for meals.

Details: Study with Ghanaian and international students; extensive dance course list in African and world dance traditions and its connections to theatre and music; Institute of African Studies (beginning level courses), courses in history, political science, economics at beginning to advanced levels; orientation program; resident director; sports and volunteering available.


India – ISEP: University of Hyderabad                   

Fall, spring (fall semester starts end of July)

Language: English, with language study in most Indian languages.

Prereqs: junior or senior standing, 3.0 gpa; previous coursework relative to the understanding of India.

Housing: Single or double room on-campus, shared bath; meal plan;

Details: One of India’s newest, smallest (2000 students) and best-equipped university campuses; study with Indian and international students; Study in India Program (SIP) courses for visiting students including dance and women’s studies; courses in Sanskrit as well as directed field studies offer opportunities to explore this historic and changing nexus of Islam and Hinduism; orientation, access to campus sports and cultural programs.


Indonesia-SIT: Arts, Religion and Social Change, Bedulu               


Language: English, and courses are taken for Bahasa Indonesia language

Prereqs: none

Housing: Three home stays one in Bedulu, one in the Tabanan area during the rural visit and one in Yogyakarta during the visit to Java.

Details: Students can take courses related to functions of dance in Java and Bali as well as performing art forms. Students also carry out field work with local students in Java and Bali, conducting interviews on the arts in society on their village visit. Independent study projects can be conducted in Indonesia past topics include the ritual significance of gamelan music and Balinese dance.


Russia - Moscow Art Theater Semester, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Moscow


United Kingdom - ISEP: University of East London

Fall, spring

Language: English

Prereqs: 2.75 gpa

Housing: Students have their own en-suite bedroom with internet connection and incoming telephone line. Students share a large kitchen/lounge with 5 other students. All rooms are on-campus (Docklands campus).

Description: Building on the diversity of East London, the BA Dance: Urban Practice degree offers a unique approach to creativity, technical development, historical knowledge and performance in Contemporary, Urban, African and South East Asian dance styles.  The programme has been designed for students who wish to gain the necessary skills to be dance performers, researchers, teachers and choreographers. Students will also gain an insight into arts management, producing events and working within a community context.

United Kingdom - ISEP: University of Sunderland

Fall, spring, all year

Language: English

Prereqs: 2.75 gpa

Housing: Single-occupancy dormitory rooms.

Description: covers both academic theory and practical skills. Modules include ‘Key Dance Practitioners’, ‘Physical Dance Theatre’ and ‘Dance Practice and Application’. Courses also cover production topics such as creative use of lighting, props and costumes.

United Kingdom ISEP: University of Ulster, Magee Campus, N. Ireland            

Spring, academic year

Language: English

Prereqs: Previous coursework relative to the understanding of Northern Ireland.

Housing: Apartments, residence halls or student houses, meal stipend

Details: extensive course listings in music technique and performance, musicology, composition and theory; courses in peace studies, politics, policy studies, Irish studies, economics, law and applied social studies with local students. 


Domestic Programs

I was able to learn more about my creative process through making a screen dance for my independent study project. Also, I learned about how a mid-size dance company operates through my internship.

Kathleen Hansen ‘13, ACM Chicago Arts, Fall 2011


ACM: Chicago Arts, Chicago                                                           

Fall, spring

Prereqs: Junior or senior standing preferred, approval through campus selection process, previous coursework relating to an arts discipline (including audio, literature, communication, performance, visual arts).

Housing: Program students housed in double rooms in apartments with cooking facilities located in Chicago neighborhoods; students provide own meals.

Details: Study with ACM program students; 4 units of credit: a city-centered Core Course (e.g. The Arts in Chicago, Chicago’s Theatre Tradition), a choice of Seminar course topics; an internship connecting academics to the world of work; an independent study project related to the student’s academic goals, often linked to the internship. 


Last Updated: 9/2013