Performing Arts - Dance

The Dance Program, inside the Department of Performing Arts, provides rigorous study in dance technique and creative and academic scholarship.  There exist many opportunities for dance students to perform, choreograph and teach both on campus and in the community.  Graduates of the Dance Program are working in the field as artists and educators and have also gone on to related careers such as physical therapy and arts administration.

Dance is a beautiful and ancient art form that has blossomed in our nation throughout the last century. Dance majors challenge themselves and grow in many ways: they develop physical and mental discipline, self-expression, ability to work with others, self-confidence, poise, written and oral communication skills, leadership, creativity, and organizational skills. Being in a Department of Performing Arts – where dance, music and theatre occur side by side – provides opportunities for dance majors to collaborate with other performing artists. The Dance Program is a campus leader in collaboration beyond its department.

Contact Dance Faculty
Joanne Lawrence

Amanda Sowerby

Erik Stern