Dancer in the Warch Campus Center

Dance Faculty

Margaret Paek

Margaret Paek headshot

Margaret Paek performing

The Dance Program is integral to the liberal arts at Lawrence; it expands modes of thinking, enriches the study of performance, and develops cultural literacy among Lawrence students. Serving the university at large, dance fosters open minds and bodies, increases movement awareness and articulation, and deepens the creative, collaborative process.

With the addition of Dance to the Conservatory in Fall 2011, Lawrence students participate in directed physical engagement and dance scholarship. The studio and classroom courses cultivate a dance perspective through shared inquiry, improvisatory choreographic practices, and inclusive techniques. Lawrence students’ moving/thinking bodies are activated and inspired.

Courses feature diverse guest teachers and performers, and the Dance Series provides exposure to locally and nationally recognized dance artists. Aided by a dynamic range of dance clubs on campus, the Dance Program enjoys nurturing a cooperative, vibrant scene. Dance at Lawrence is a space of participation, exploration, and creative community. Join us.

Two dancers in the Warch Campus Center

Dancers' feet in the Warch Campus Center

Margaret Paek performing

Dance Courses @ LU

Dance Courses (MUDA) include:

• Ensemble Thinking 
• Contact Improvisation
• Embodied Creative Practice
• Articulating the Solo Body
• Musicians in Movement