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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The First Dance

Bascom Hill Historic District

 
 
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By William J. Toman, June 17, 2010
1. The First Dance Marker
Inscription. When the University of Wisconsin started the country's first college dance program in 1926, the goal was to teach more than dance. The program's founder, Margaret H'Doubler, wanted the women's physical education program to be "worth a college woman's time," so she incorporated lessons on philosophy and art history. Under her direction, the university's dance program helped shape the world of modern dance and allowed thousands of students to explore the realm of creative expression.
 
Erected 2001 by the UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.504′ N, 89° 24.181′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Drive. Touch for map. The marker is nearest to South Hall on Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1055 Bascom Mall, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Global Vision (within shouting distance of this marker); The School of Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Character (within shouting
Bascom Hill image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 17, 2010
2. Bascom Hill
The heart of the University of Wisconsin, with Bascom Hall at the top.
distance of this marker); North Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Statue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Securing the Future (about 300 feet away); The Power of Ideas (about 300 feet away); Reform and Revolt (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
View from Bascom Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 17, 2010
3. View from Bascom Hall
The State Capitol as seen from the top of Bascom Hill. State Street links state government and the state university.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on November 9, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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