Dance holds an important place in a liberal arts education, as it is a performing art that encompasses creation, performance and critical analysis. Currently, Dance at UNC Asheville aims to give students the tools to create, think and contribute in a positive way to the worlds in which we live. We integrate embodied practices with scholarly inquiry. Exposing students to a variety of ways to approach questions in dance through practice, theory, dance-making, and analysis allows them to bridge the intersections of dance as a discipline. Students are exposed to the breadth of dance in the world, including cutting edge and experimental forms, from varying cultures and perspectives, as well as methodological and practical tools in dance-making, research and presentation, all embedded in our curriculum and ideology.