About Dance

Discover the Beauty of Form.

Dance is an art form that incorporates the visual impact of painting and sculpture, the rhythms and moods of music, and the storytelling drama of theatre.  These are all artistic tools of the dancer. The challenge is to use nothing more than movement as your palette, instrument and script. In dance, the art and the artist are inseparable.

Butler offers one of the few two-year dance degrees in Kansas.  In this program you can study ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop. You learn from gifted, experienced instructors to build on your strengths as a dancer. Twice a year, you have the opportunity to perform at public dance showcases. Students also have the opportunity to audition with their own choreography.

There is a very practical benefit to studying dance. It teaches you the art of presentation, the skills of critical thinking and innovation, and the ability to work effectively as a part of a team. But learning to master the grace and athleticism of the art is an experience that is truly unique and rewarding in itself. If you are ready to explore and develop your potential as a dancer, we invite you to dance with us.

If you decide to continue your education toward a Bachelor’s degree, the credits you’ve earned at Butler will follow you to most four-year institutions.

You don’t have to be a dance Major to participate in dance at Butler. All the dance classes can fulfill P.E. credits.