Dance — the movement of the human form in time and space — is as old an art form as music. In folk dances people celebrated the cohesiveness of their community, and in religious dances people expressed their spirituality through movement.

Dance has always been a participatory art form, but at some times and in some cultures, some dances became so complex that only highly trained experts could participate. In the humanities, we study dance as a visual art (like theatre) and explore the complicated elements that create this stunning art form.