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Contemporary Dance in Europe

Dates: 24 June–28 July 2023
Application Deadline: 28 November 2022

Connect to global trends and internationally known artists in contemporary dance by attending the Contemporary Dance Study Abroad program, presented by the BYU Department of Dance in summer 2023. Over a five-week period, participants will take classes and attend performances and lectures from a dynamic roster of instructors at major international contemporary dance festivals in Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Vienna, as well as visit major historical sites and museums. This program is specifically designed to challenge students’ movement skills and capacities; broaden artistic philosophies, aesthetics, and perspectives; enlarge pedagogical praxis and teaching methods; network with international trailblazers and experts in the field; and create opportunities for greater awareness of diversity and inclusive practices. Ideal candidates will be interested in the physical capacities of dance as well as dance in its many facets, including as a tool for entertainment, artistic creation, social engagement, international teaching methodologies, and an understanding of the workings of the physical world and how it connects to the larger human experience.

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Kate Monson
296 RB
(801) 422-3340


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Students must register for a minimum of 6 credit hours during the summer term.

DANCE 366—Methods of Teaching Contemporary Modern Dance (2 credit hours)

DANCE 540—Advanced Dance Technique Workshop in a Studio Setting (2 credit hours): May substitute for 2.0 credits of either any Upper Level Contemporary Technique Course (340, 341, 440) or 1.0 credit of any Upper Level Contemporary Technique Course and
DANCE 363 Intermediate Improvisation.

DANCE 544—Advanced Studio Workshop (2 credit hours): May substitute for DANCE 362 Contemporary Modern Dance Choreography, Intermediate or DANCE 462 Contemporary Modern Dance Choreography, Advanced.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), lodging, transportation, some meals and admissions, dance technique classes, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare to and from Europe, some meals, some local transportation, or personal expenses.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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To apply for this program, students should have completed DANCE 243/244R. Students will be selected by interview and audition.

Students are also required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour). This evening course will be held during the second block of winter semester 2023, Wednesdays from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

All students must be enrolled in a contemporary technique class during winter 2023.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will stay in hotels, hostels, and student residence halls in Brussels, Amsterdam, Bern, Berlin, and Vienna.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 28 November 2022
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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The faculty directors for the 2023 program include Kate Monson, Kori Wakamatsu and Adam Dyer, professors in the Department of Dance. Each brings a unique array of experience in dance technique, composition, performance, education, and cultural studies.

Kate Monson
296 RB
(801) 422-3340

Kori Wakamatsu
1134 RB
(801) 422-5148

Adam Dyer
2226 RB
(801) 422-3346
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International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.