We offer a large number of courses, for students who want to try dancing full time and who want to mature as a dancer before embarking on a career, courses for less experienced dancers who want to try dance and courses for ordinary dancers who want to gain additional knowledge and experience.
Studying dance at Karlstad University
Students studying dance at Karlstad University work closely with enthusiastic teachers and receive personal coaching in small groups. Our teachers are knowledgeable and have a lot of experience of working in dance. During your studies, the foundation is laid for a professional network and strong friendships with other students and future colleagues. Dance tuition is offered in three new halls. At present, there are eight teachers with different areas of expertise in dance and dance pedagogy. In all our courses, you combine artistic performance with academic approaches.
Karlstad University has more than 16 000 students who take different courses and programmes and have different interests and objectives. This provides opportunities for exiting creative partnerships and meetings in your studies and privately. The Student Union, the student choirs CMB and Söt Likör and the student sports association KAUIF are examples of student organisations in which you can get involved in your free time.
Dance is offered by the Department of Artistic Studies. In addition to our courses in Dance, the department also offers courses in Visual Art, the Music Teacher programme, a bachelor programme in Music and other courses in Music at Ingesund School of Music.
Värmland has a rich dancing culture and there are interesting networks for those who are curious about dance as well as for practicing dancers. The region includes many cultural areas that can serve as sources of inspiration and relaxation to Karlstad University students.
On the whole, we offer a varied and stimulating study environment in which you can develop artistically, pedagogically and personally, according to your desires and circumstances.
We believe in dance for everyone and together we create a safe environment conducive to developing and honing self-esteem and the skills you need to succeed in a stimulating profession full of variation, in which your own desire and will determine your possibilities. Our courses focus on broad-based dance knowledge, creativity and meetings between people.