About the Program

What is distinctive about studying the Dance at Sweet Briar?

  • The culminating capstone dance project lets students choreograph, produce and perform a full-length concert for the community — an experience students at large universities often do not encounter until graduate school.
  • Students interested in teaching can choose a track toward teacher licensure in dance.
  • Sweet Briar’s close connection to the nearby Virginia Center for the Creative Arts brings in working artists who interact with students.
  • Sweet Briar hosts professional dance performances and guest artists from around the country throughout the academic year.
  • Sweet Briar is home to award-winning dance company Orange Grove Dance’s summer residential dance and film intensive.
  • The Dance Program is an active member of the American College Dance Association and attends annual conference to give students the opportunity to present original work for professional feedback.