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Dance

Find your balance.

The Dance Program offered at Washington College is designed to train dancers, choreographers, and performers with particular attention to artistry, proper alignment, and biomechanics.

These are facets of dance that are viewed as mutually dependent and interactive. Fundamental to the training of the dancer is the building of the dancer’s body; so the program includes technical training in a variety of dance forms as well as Pilates and yoga and work in improvisation, dance composition, dance history, and repertory.  

A broad dance curriculum emphasizes both physical and cognitive skills and includes classes for academic credit in:

  • modern dance
  • ballet
  • jazz
  • dance composition
  • dance history
  • tap dance
  • musical theatre dance
  • ballroom dance
  • movement for actors.

Students may also take Pilates, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, and yoga for additional strength and conditioning of the body.

Performances are an important part of the program, ranging in scope according to the student’s abilities, vision, and needs. Students in the Dance Club teach and choreograph each other in order to present the Spring Dance Concert while members of the Sho’Troupe perform at athletic and other on and off-campus events.  Students with stellar academic records in Dance are invited to join the Washington College chapter of Nu Delta Alpha, the National Honor Society for Dance.  Beginning in the Fall of 2014, the Dance Minor program will be presenting a Fall Dance Concert:

Fall Performance Dates:

Friday October 31st, 2014 at 7:30 PM in Decker Theatre

Saturday November 1st, 2014 at 1:00 PM in Decker Theatre

Audition Dates:

Tuesday September 2nd and Thursday September 4th, 2014 at 2:30 PM in Dance Studio, Fitness Center

Rehearsal Dates:

Monday 27th – Thursday 30th October, 2014 at 6:00PM in Decker Theatre

 

 

For information regarding the Dance Program, please contact:

Professor Michele Volansky (mvolansky2@washcoll.edu).

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    The Dance Club of Washington College will present their annual Spring Dance Concert this week in Decker Theater of the Gibson Center for the Arts.  Performances – free to the public – will take place on Thursday, April 24 at 1:15 p.m. (in an abbreviated program designed for schools), Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m.
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    Valerie Dunn ’15, a drama and English major, recounts her spring break in London, as part of a whirlwind theatrical tour led by drama professors Michele Volansky, Brendon Fox and Laura Eckelman. 

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    WC’s dance department welcomes K-8 students for a free morning of creative movement and dance instruction Saturday morning, November 16.