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    Discover our award-winning learning community where artist-scholars thrive. Our curriculum offers a rigorous balance between creative work and academic study.

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    From contemporary ballet and modern dance to street styles and West African, we immerse our students in diverse traditions and techniques.

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Welcome to the Department of Dance

We foster the next generation of arts advocates, performers, educators, and cultural leaders. With a rigorous curriculum that balances creative work and academic study, students investigate dance not only as an art form but as a cultural practice. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is core to our mission and essential to our curriculum, teaching methods, and community. There truly is joy in movement. Join us in the process of its creation.

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Upcoming Events

White text on purple background "Dance graduate research symposium." Head shots of Alexander Olivieri, Roel Seeber, and Alia Swersky.
August 13, 2021 - 1:00pm
Jo stands on a chair while holding Fausto that is upside down.
October 21, 2021 - 7:30pm to October 24, 2021 - 2:00pm
two dancers on a bench with plates
January 19, 2022 - 7:30pm to January 23, 2022 - 2:00pm

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