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Pictured from left to right: Meenakshi Verma '21, Tarnisha Tarver '21, Delaney Armenti '24

Pictured from left to right: Meenakshi Verma ’21, Tarnisha Tarver ’21, Delaney Armenti ’24

Pictured left to right: Kaia Rokke '23, Mary Catherine Warner '25, Meenakshi Verma '22

Pictured left to right: Kaia Rokke ’23, Mary Catherine Warner ’25, Meenakshi Verma ’22

Pictured right to left: Reesa Artz '22, Lilly Higginbotham '25, Mary Catherine Warner '25

Pictured right to left: Reesa Artz ’22, Lilly Higginbotham ’25, Mary Catherine Warner ’25

Rooted in contemporary techniques, improvisation, and collaboration, our Dance program focuses on choreographic skill and movement performance.

Dance

For more than 40 years, the Sweet Briar College Dance Program has strived to promote active learning, develop the creative, collaborative, and critical skills essential for life and livelihood, and prepare students majoring in Performing Arts and Dance for careers in dance and related fields. The Dance Program prepares students to appreciate dance and its achievements of the past through a balance of embodied study, original research, and critical response. 

Students will achieve sound technical skills in contemporary movement forms through regular embodied practice, become familiar with movement practices and habits that promote lifelong physical well-being, increase self-confidence through formal and informal performance opportunities, speak and write about dance persuasively and with cogency, develop creative thinking skills through the generation of original choreography, and become effective and integrous leaders through collaborative projects and teaching opportunities.

Dance Events

Join Sweet Dancer’s and ICC’s Vice President of Leadership Development, Emma Evans, for a night of history, leadership, and dance to celebrate Women’s History Month! We will have live music by Violinist Heather Barlow. There will be a presentation on leadership throughout the centuries followed by a brief living history demonstration and ending with a lesson on three 18th century dances: Hunt the Squirrel, Yankee Doodle, Sellenger’s Round.