Our dance majors and minors study modern, post-modern, West African, Afro-Caribbean and ballet technique, choreography, improvisation, partnering, world dance, dance history, dance writing, music for dance, dance and technology, among others.
All dance students gain a rigorous general education through academic work outside of the department.
If you're thinking of majoring or minoring in dance, we recommend you take the following courses as a first-year student: DAN 251 Technique, DAN 110 Production, DAN 145 Dance History, and DAN 107 Experimental, as well as fullfilling mandatory crew requirements early in your education here. This will allow you to take full advantage of your dance research during your junior and senior years.
We look for dedicated dancers and college citizens with a variety of interests who are willing to explore and develop themselves technically, artistically, creatively and intellectually.
Our educational mission is to prepare students to enter the profession - and life - with vision, breadth of knowledge, and depth of understanding.
See the College Catalog for dance major and minor requirements and a full list of courses.