Combine intensive practice and performance opportunities with a rigorous liberal arts education, studying in New York City with adventurous dancers, choreographers, and researchers. Beginning in Fall 2018, students can study dance as a major (BA, Contemporary Dance), as a minor, or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). Students majoring in The Arts (BA) can choose the Arts in Context concentration, in which they study dance along with an additional liberal arts discipline.
Lang’s Dance program offers an interdisciplinary experience focused on experimentation and recent developments in the field of dance. It also emphasizes research and experimentation while fostering a sense of social responsibility, encouraging students to consider dance as a way to think about the world. You’ll work across genres with outstanding guest professionals to develop choreographic material for performance, analyze dance traditions and practices from a variety of perspectives, and explore creative ways of engaging with the public through dance.
Lang’s location in the world’s dance and experimental performance capital means that you’ll study alongside some of the nation’s most adventurous choreographers, dancers, and scholars, in venues such as New York Live Arts.
For more information about Lang's Dance program, including news, events, and visiting faculty, visit langdance.com.
Dance graduates are winning awards for their choreography, performing for important artists in the field, attending prestigious graduate schools, teaching, and consulting. They launch careers as arts administrators, choreographers, performers, and writers. They pursue advanced studies in choreography and performance, critical dance studies, performance studies, and fields such as critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, and visual studies.
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79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
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