The dance program at Cedar Crest College allows you to view the art of dance from multiple perspectives in order to fully understand it as a discipline of study. As a dance major at Cedar Crest, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to explore your own unique and creative expression as you participate in workshops and performance pieces.
Through classes in tap, jazz, modern and ballet, you will be exposed to different styles of movement, developing discipline-specific technical skills, enhancing perceptual and analytical skills, and increasing your artistic and cultural awareness.
Dance majors have the opportunity to participate in two performances a year, including one choreographed by the students themselves. They also have the opportunity to participate in theatre productions such as plays and musicals.
You will be instructed by a knowledgeable and experienced faculty, as well as encouraged to interact and work with your peers. This interaction challenges you to explain and articulate the meaning behind your creative pieces. It also enables you to improve as an artist, while practicing important skills, such as teamwork and critical thinking.
Cedar Crest places an emphasis on how dance connects with other disciplines within a liberal arts education. Given the framework for the exploration of your own style, you will learn to combine your artistic expression with your other studies and interests, including those that may not directly relate to dance.
April 17, 2021
Cedar Crest College Dance Company presents new screen dance works by faculty and guest artists. Artistic direction by Sarah Carlson.
April 24, 2021
Told by and through the voices of current CCC students, alumnae, and community members, this original production will feature local and national news clips, historic documents, and original spoken word and personal reflections revealing our triumphs, our missteps, and the ongoing transformation of inclusion and equity at Cedar Crest College.
In lieu of Cedar Crest College's live performances of Spring Dances, "Dance | Interrupted" is a dance film about the creative process behind Spring Dances 2020.