Whether you're just beginning to dance or you've been dancing since the day you could walk, there's a place for you to dance at Calvin. It's more than just exercise or recreation. It's artistic expression, a celebration of culture, a form of worship, a way of life. Get involved in one of our many student-led dance organizations or take classes for credit to advance your skill in a number of different styles.
Organizations and clubs
Dance Guild »
- Calvin's dance guild is the only one of its kind, enthusiastically offering participation to any level of dance experience and any body type. It was founded over 40 years ago and has grown to be the largest student organization on campus—with nearly 350 students participating. Every year, the Dance Guild puts on a fall and a spring show, each with more than 30 dance pieces. The shows are staged in the Covenant Fine Arts Center to 2,000-person sellout audiences.
- Since 1996, Rangeela, Calvin's annual international student variety show, has been one of the highlights of the college calendar. Calvin has the fifth-largest international student population of any liberal arts college in the USA—and Rangeela, a pageant of costume, music, rhythm and drama, is that community's gift to both Calvin and the community beyond the college.
Ballroom and Social Dance Club »
- The Ballroom Dance Club seeks to create an opportunity for students and staff members to build relationships in a fun and active setting. The club invites everybody to come, get to know new people and to socialize, regardless of their previous dance experience. The casual feel makes it easy for Calvin students to freely interact with each other and to add diversity by bringing friends from outside of the Calvin community.
Want to go even deeper? Explore a dance minor through the kinesiology department. You'll learn the craft of dance through studio courses and performance, the science of dance through study of kinesiology, and the art of dance through studies of history, religion, culture and composition.
Dance Guild, in pictures