Dance

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Academics / Departments & Programs / Kinesiology / AcademicsDance

Degree Overview

Are you looking for a community that really understands dance? Here at Calvin, dance is an expression of art, a celebration of culture, and a form of worship.

Through your studio classes and many performance opportunities, you’ll advance your technical skills in tap, jazz, modern, ballet, and sacred dance. Study the history and culture of the quickstep or salsa and choreograph your own routine. Leap across the stage in front of live, packed audiences and hear the roar of applause. With every step, spin, and flourish, you’ll give God glory and share the beauty of dance with the world.

A dance degree at Calvin will prepare you to become an instructor, performer, choreographer, or dance therapist.

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Program Distinctives

Deep study - You’ll learn not only the techniques but also the history, culture, and science behind different forms of dance. Grow in your expertise and appreciation of the art.
Student orgs - Choreograph one of 30+ dances for the biannual Dance Guild shows, represent a culture in Rangeela, or join Our Daily Dance Crew.
Easy to add - A dance minor fits well with any major, adding depth and a unique creative perspective to any discipline. Turn your interest in dance into a complement to any degree.

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Whether you’re just beginning to dance or you’ve been dancing since you could walk, Dance Guild has a place for you. Join Calvin’s largest student organization of nearly 350 participants and dance your heart out in front of sold-out audiences.

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