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Dance engages the student as an embodied mover, artist and scholar.

We believe in dance as a way to engage in cultural literacy, personal expression and community connection.

The Dance Program offers dynamic dance training while fostering creative and critical thinking skills to inspire personal development and community enrichment.

Performance opportunities prepare students for pre-professional and university level dance production and also serve to build confidence and cultivate a sense of belonging and shared accomplishment.

The dance program offers classes that both introduce students to dance techniques and illuminate dance as a social, historical and critical practice. An additional elective Dance Company Program is designed to deepen their technical and creative skills. The latter is centered around the Spring Student Dance Concert.

Faculty members and guest teachers are professional artists whose experience in their field invigorates and connects the Kirby classroom to the wider world of the performing arts.

Collaboration with other Kirby artistic and academic programs supports our integrated learning systems and honors the possibilities inherent in the cross pollination of ideas.