A letter to prospective students

From David Dorfman, Professor of Dance:

I am pleased to learn that you are interested in the dance department at Connecticut College. I have a long and devoted history with the department dating to 1979 – my first year as a master's candidate here. Now, over 25 years later, with 20 years of artistic directorship of David Dorfman Dance under my belt, I am thrilled to be "home" at Connecticut College where my dance roots are so deeply embedded.

I know you will find our department to be one of the finest professional and supportive dance environments within a liberal arts setting. Our highly qualified, experienced and masterful faculty work closely with the students to provide an intensive dancing and learning experience. In addition, numerous guest artists from New York City and beyond provide invaluable performance opportunities and state-of-the-art teaching during their residencies here.

You should know, too, that our dance students play an important role in our department's activities through the Student Advisory Board.

An audition is required in order to major in dance, but no audition is necessary for the dance minor. The dance audition consists of attending a technique class and showing an individual piece (1 1/2 - 2 minutes) of any style. Learn all the particulars about our audition process.

We hope you will visit the College. A visit provides an excellent opportunity for you to become acquainted with our college environment and the specifics of our unique department. I or other faculty members in the department will certainly be glad to meet with you, give you a tour, and answer any questions you might have concerning life at Connecticut College. You would also be welcomed to take one of our technique classes. Please contact the dance department office to make audition arrangements.

David Dorfman, Professor of Dance
Department Chair