The purpose of this organization is to stimulate the art of dance throughout the campus of Indiana University. We believe that dance is essential to a healthy society, demonstrating the infinite possibilities for human expression, potential, facilitating communication within, and across all cultures. Essence Dance Team at IU sustains and advances dance by providing national leadership and service. Essence Dance Team at IU enhances the infrastructure for dance creation and distribution, education, and dissemination of information. Essence Dance Team at IU will lead the dance industry by providing value to a strong, diverse membership base and encouraging the membership to be responsive to current economic demographic and participation realities.