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The dance program emphasizes the development of a technically trained body and the creative processes involved in dancing. It builds a strong theoretical base for understanding movement. As part of the arts and humanities discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the program prepares students for a professional career in the multifaceted field of dance as an artist, entrepreneur, manager or dance specialist.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Theater, fine arts and art history, and music.

What can I expect to learn in the Dance program at GW?

The dance program focuses on contemporary modern dance, with courses on technique, the creative process and production design. Extensive opportunities exist for students to create and perform original work.

What is the Dance learning community like at GW?

Engaged students partner with experienced, talented faculty to pursue creative endeavors.

What can I do in the Dance field?

Students can choose from a variety of occupations, including performer, director, set designer, production assistant or teacher.

Creative Outlets

DanceWorks, a biannual modern dance concert, showcases pieces choreographed by students and faculty and performed by GW students. 

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