Course Policies

Absence Policy for Students in Studio/Lab Courses

If a course meets 1 time a week:

  • 1 absence will not affect your grade
  • 2-3 absences are at the instructor’s discretion
  • 4 absences is a failed grade

If a course meets 2 times a week:

  • 2 absences will not affect your grade
  • 3-5 absences are at the instructor’s discretion
  • 6 absences is a failed grade

If a course meets 3 times a week:

  • 3 absences will not affect your grade
  • 4-7 absences are at the instructor’s discretion
  • 8 absences is a failed grade

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. For many studio classes, missed information can never be made up and make-up is therefore, at the discretion of the instructor. If too many classes are missed, it will be impossible to keep up with the rest of the class. We recommend that you check with your instructor if you have any questions about your attendance record.

Campus and the Dance Department have established protocols for assisting students who experience injury, illness, Covid-19, or other catastrophic disruption during the semester.  Students should consult with their instructor when they are facing one of these issues. Guidance that aligns with the technical standards protocol established by the Dance Department will be given to address the injury, illness, etc. This may include working with an athletic trainer and/or health professional.

Concert Requirement

All students enrolled in a Dance Department course must attend TWO of the dance concerts presented during the semester. Students are expected to purchase tickets to these concerts. Tickets are available online at the Campus Arts Box Office,  by phone by calling 608.265.2787, or in person at the Memorial Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI.

Tickets will be on sale approximately 2-3 weeks before the concert opens. Students will document their attendance at each concert with their ticket and program. Instructors may also ask students to write a concert response paper as part of the coursework.

Faculty Concert 2023
February 9-11, 16-18, 2023
Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space

H’Doubler Concert 2023
April 20-22, 2023
Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space