Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 5 months ago

Is dance a legitimate academic discipline?

It takes like not long to learn how to dance at a party, and grinding isn’t hard to learn.

Is studying dance the same as “beer and girls”. How is this even a real academic discipline?

I can imagine an assignment, write a 1000 word paper on your experience grinding at a frat party.


Observe the dancing at a frat party and write a 10000 word report on the artistic value of the dancing.

Is this an expansion of the stupid academic disciplines of the Middle Ages where they tried to answer how many angels can sit on a pinhead?

How can dance be a legit academic study? It isn’t hard to dance at a party?

If dance was a language it wouldn’t have many words

Those words would be


And a few dirty words that would be part of grinding

How is dance a legit academic study or is it a way students get credit for partying like going to frat parties?


Do dance professors know more about Beer and partying and how to get a girl into the sack than others?

Is that basically a PhD in Beer and Girls?

14 Answers

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It's a performance subject, like music performance. It can also be considered akin to studio art.  Such subjects are offered by some colleges and universities. They are not "academic," but they comprise advanced study, and the students usually are also required to take other, fully academic subjects.

    No, sweetie, dance professors are no more knowledgeable about beer and partying and sex than anyone else.

    Do try to grow up. It appears you're stuck at about age 12.  Sad.

  • Kate
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Dance is not academic, it is creative (maybe).

  • 5 months ago

    Nope - Get a useful degree and learn to dance on your own time.

  • 5 months ago

    It is. It so is one.

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  • 5 months ago

    Dance is typically a Bachelor of Fine Arts, or a Bachelor of Performing Arts, not a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences.

    But yes, it's a legitimate degree. There's more to a degree in dance than going to a club, just as there's more to a degree in drama than playing charades in your living room. 

  • 5 months ago

    dance IS a legitimate academic discipline.

  • 5 months ago

    plainly, you've little experience of the many forms of dance. Ballet is one and it has multiple steps, moves, and meanings to those

  • 5 months ago

    It's as legitimate as majoring in physical education or recreational studies, which many athletes major in. Many recruited football and basketball players fail to graduate because they are basically studying beer and girls.

  • 5 months ago

    I answered this question yesterday. Now you're just trolling. 

  • 5 months ago

    There is more to dance than a vertical expression of a horizontal desire. Ever hear of ballet?

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