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Course Policies

Fall 2019

Absences

Students enrolled in a Dance Department course will be allowed one absence for the semester. Each additional absence will negatively impact the student’s final grade. The rate at which each absence after the first one affects the student’s grade will be determined by the individual instructor. However, for all classes, the following rules apply:

FOR ELECTIVE COURSES:

  • Students who miss six classes will fail the course.
  • The first class does not count as an absence.
  • Students may not take more than 3 absences in a row.
  • Tardiness will count as a ½ absence.
  • Observing class may take place at the discretion of the instructor.
  • If students change sections of one course, their attendance record follows them.
  • There is no distinction between excused and unexcused absences.

FOR MAJORS CLASSES* (100 and above):

  • Students who miss four classes will fail the course.
  • Tardiness will count as a ½ absence.
  • Observing class may take place at the discretion of the instructor. The student should turn in a written report. 
  • If students change levels of ballet or modern, their attendance record follows them. 
  • There is no distinction between excused and unexcused absences.
*Major classes include: Contemporary 111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412; Ballet 125, 126, 225, 226, 325; Improv 156; Somatics 131; Intro to Movement Analysis 157; Dance Production 140, Dance Production Lab 240; Dance 162 First Year Workshop; Writing Dance 200; Dance History 265, 365; Music 111 or Music 151; Music Fundamentals for Dancers 241; Movement Composition 255, 355, 455; Dance Pedagogy Courses 371-374; Sound Design 341; Video Design 345; Practicum in Dance Therapy 431; Senior Seminar 462; Senior Project 463. If you are unsure whether a course is a “major course,” speak to your advisor.

Please be aware that the first allowed absence must be used for illness, injury, personal or family emergency. Students must notify the instructor within the first two weeks of class of the specific days or dates on which he or she requests relief for observation of religious holidays.

This policy is not meant to be punitive, but rather has been established to protect the student. Dance classes are cumulative studio/laboratory experiences in which both mental and physical skills are developed. Missed classes and tardiness can lead to injury, and missed information can never be “made up.” If too many classes are missed, it will be impossible to keep up with the rest of the class. In this case, you either have the choice of failing or dropping the course. We recommend that you check with your instructor if you have any questions about your attendance record.


 

Concert Attendance

All students enrolled in a Dance Department course must attend ​​TWO of the three dance concerts (see below) presented during the semester. Students are expected to purchase tickets to these concerts. Tickets are available at the Campus Arts Box Office, online or by calling 608.265.2787. Tickets will be on sale approximately one month before the concert opens. 

Students must document their attendance at each concert in accordance with their instructor’s guidelines for each course in the Dance Department. This requirement entails the expectation that students will be in attendance for the entire concert. Activities such as purchasing a ticket without attending the concert​, obtaining a program without attending the concert, attending part of the concert and leaving early, or any other attempts to evade this requirement violate “the core values of academic integrity which include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility,” and may result in sanctions for academic misconduct. For more information see UW-Madison's pages on academic integrity and the consequences of academic misconduct​.



Concerts

Page, Jin-Wen Yu Dance Concert

​Thu ​Sep 12 & Fri ​Sep 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Sat ​Sep 14 at 2:30 p.m.
Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space
Tickets $22 general public $1​6 students/seniors


Flight,
Peggy Choy Dance Concert 

​Thu ​Oct 31 & Fri ​Nov 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Sat ​Nov 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space
Tickets $22 general public $1​6 students/seniors

Kate Corby & Dancers with the Seldoms Concert 

Thu ​Nov 14 & Fri ​Nov 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Sat ​Nov 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space
Tickets $22 general public $16 students/seniors



Friday Forum Attendance

Students enrolled in major classes* (see above) must attend at least ​2 of the Friday Forums listed below. Unless otherwise noted, Dance Department Friday Forums are at 3:30 p.m. in the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall.  Students must swipe their IDs to record attendance at Friday Forums. Free and open to the public.

Fall 2019 Friday Forums

 SEP 20 Summer Awards Reports
SEP 27 Pilates Certificate
OCT 4 Guest Artist Carrie Hanson
NOV 22 Mindfulness, Scott Anderson
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