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 the annual conference to give students the opportunity to present original work for professional feedback. Fall Concert - 2022