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Course Policies

Spring 2019


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 all students enrolled in Dance Department major courses,* more than three absences throughout the semester will result in a failing grade.
  • For all students enrolled in Dance Department elective courses, more than five absences throughout the semester will result in a failing grade.

*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.


Concert Attendance
All students enrolled in a Dance Department course must attend ​​BOTH of the 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 at the Union Theater website or by calling 608.265.2787. Tickets will be on sale approximately two weeks 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​.


Dance Department Faculty Concert

​Thu Feb 7 & Fri Feb 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Sat Feb 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Thu 14 & Fri Feb 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Sat Feb 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space
Tickets $22 general public $16 students/seniors

​H'Doubler Student Concert

​Friday, ​Apr 26 ​at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space
Tickets are $18 general public
$1​0 students/seniors

Friday Forum Attendance

Students enrolled in major classes* (see above) must attend at least ​3 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.

Spring 2019 Friday Forums

 Feb 1 Guest Artist Dyane Harvey-Salaam
FEB 22 Moonshine
APR 5 Senior Honors Presentation: Elisa Hildner
APR 12 Senior Honors Presentation: Dianne Kotsonis
MAY 3 Elective Showing

Course Policies Spring 2019 pdf
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