WID Dance

Welcome to the Dance Department’s guide to writing in the dance discipline. This Web page is designed to help students develop and strengthen the writing skills that are necessary for proficiency in the dance major and in the dance profession.

The Dance Department recognizes that each discipline has its own conventions of language, use, and style. We wish to help students recognize the importance of oral and written communication in the dance major, and we seek to assist students in learning the forms of discourse practiced in the dance discipline.

Department Written and Oral Communication Goals

Click here to see how the dance curriculum sequences writing assignments so that dance majors can meet the department's writing-related goals.

Types of Writing Assignments

Click on any of the following links to read a description of each kind of assignment and, in some cases, to see a sample paper.