Dance and movement studies at Rochester is characterized by mindfulness, diversity, somatic approaches and collaboration. We offer a range of courses, workshops, performances, and research opportunities within the context of different styles, techniques, and disciplines. These include:
- Contemporary dance, African dance, Ballet, Yoga, Tap, Breaking, Capoeira, Jazz, Middle Eastern dance, Contact Improvisation, Performance
- Improvisation, Dance/Movement Therapy, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Choreography, Teaching, Kinesiology, Movement Analysis, World Dance, Meditation, Dance on Camera and more
- Interdisciplinary studies that intersect with other courses of study throughout the campus such as social justice, psychology, disability studies, brain and cognitive science, African and African American studies, women’s and gender studies, physics and more
Exploring Culture Through Dance
Dance gives students a unique opportunity to not only learn academically about another culture but to actively experience and participate in it.
Studying how the body moves not only helps students gain a better understanding of their own body but also always gives them a new way to teach and explain body moments to others.
Dance and movement studies enhance appreciation for and involvement in the arts, while building relationships with the community. Our program’s annual inspireDANCE Festival brings renowned artists and performers to campus and connects them with Greater Rochester area students, faculty, professionals, and community members.