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Dance is an exploration of how the body speaks
Dance at Mount Holyoke offers a comprehensive curriculum with learning goals that emphasize technical training, creative experimentation, and critical/theoretical understanding. The department is renowned for its extensive studio offerings in ballet technique, contemporary/modern technique, and repertory/performance, as well as its rotating offerings in West African dance, hip hop, tap, jazz, Indian classical dance, Tango, contact improvisation and musical theatre. Theory courses range from Scientific Foundations in Dance to Studies in Dance History, Analysis of Rhythm and Choreography. This range of courses is further augmented by more than one hundred theory and studio courses offered annually through the Five College Dance Department.
Meet our faculty and staff, explore how your passions can grow from their expertise
View the requirements of the dance majors, minors, concentrations, and teacher licensure
Choose a dance concentration in Choreography and Performance, Dance Science, Somatics and Art Therapies, and History, Theory and Criticism, or a self-designed concentration
Dance projects and events of students, faculty and alumnae
Explore the graduate schools, careers and internships available through the Dance Department
Alumnae describe their career pathways through the arts and sciences and their lives.
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