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Three women in dance.

Experience dance and movement education

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InspireJam 2015 contestant breakdancing.

Explore diverse dance techniques and practices

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inspireDance 2015 step show.

Attend performances and participate in workshops

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Major & Minors

Pursue a new bachelor’s degree in dance or take courses in dance and movement studies.

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Study Abroad

Choose from opportunities to experience dance education around the world.

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Visiting Artists

We host guest artists and program-sponsored performances/workshops throughout the year.

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Members of the Seneca Nation’s Allegany River Indian Dancers (L-R) Jacob Dowdy, Liam Dowdy, and Dylan Harris perform in the May Room of Wilson Commons as part of UR Remnants.

Feature Story

Faculty, students, and local Indigenous community come together for performances and conversation

Over four days in April, the University hosted “UR Remnants,” an interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty and members of the local indigenous and arts communities.

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UR Dance

At Rochester, you can explore dance and movement as art, spiritual practice, community building, as well as personal and interpersonal development. We offer something for everyone, from experienced dancers who want to increase their knowledge to new practitioners who want to take a class for fun or exercise.

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4clusters in dance

Our dance clusters satisfy the divisional requirement in the humanities.

Action Circles

The Program of Dance and Movement meets monthly to discuss issues of concern and ways to further the diversity, access and inclusivity of our community, and to embody these ideals together. These meetings are open to our program students, faculty, and staff.

Students sitting in a circle on the floor.

A dancer on stage.Theory andPractice
Dancers on stage.Techniques andMethods
A view of 3 dancers from above.Personal andInterpersonal

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