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 201 Movement Techniques II and DAN 107 CC: Movement Thinking or DAN 207 Compositional Improvisation.

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.