Mount Holyoke’s dance faculty and visiting artists are accomplished professionals who teach introductory through advanced courses in performance, composition, analysis, choreography, pedagogy and history/theory. Students may also take dance courses at any of the Five Colleges and receive credit at Mount Holyoke. Five College courses are accessible via the Five College Dance Department website.
A first year student may enroll in technique courses at her appropriate level, beginning (100's) or intermediate (200's), but must audition at the beginning of the fall semester for placement in advanced technique courses (300's). Also available to first year students, and required for those students majoring or minoring in Dance are:
Dance 151 Elementary Composition
Dance 171: Studies in Dance History
Dance 241: Scientific Foundations of Dance