We are a small department and typically have small class sizes. This means that much attention can be given to the development of the individual student in a way that a larger department might not be able to manage. We are most interested in the creative and technical development of our students, and do all that we can to provide an atmosphere in our classes that facilitates such development. We encourage learning through personal discovery, which we find to be the most effective route to rapid technical change and unique creative expression. As a result, we graduate dancers sound in both mind and body, with a sense of wonder about the world, and the curiosity to explore the place of their art within that world.
The individualized major is an option for those students whose desired course of study crosses disciplines. We can assist you in designing an individualized major that serves your own unique interests and goals. The individualized major permits you to integrate your interest in dance with other arts, or with other programs throughout the college. Past graduates have used this option in pursuit of career paths in areas including Physical and Dance Therapies and Fine Arts Entrepreneurship.