Dance Course Offerings

The Hampshire Dance Program curriculum includes a range of studio and theory courses. We regularly invite professional guest artists to offer master classes, and performances. Hampshire students also have access to a wide diversity of other dance classes through the Five College Dance Department.

Sample Courses:

  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Modern Dance Technique
  • Making Dances: Introductory and Intermediate Dance Composition
  • Dancing Motown: Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Funk
  • Performing Dance Repertory
  • Dance and Culture
  • Protest Traditions in American Dance: African American Social and Performance History
  • Tilling the Field: Examining and Reimagining Contemporary
  • American Arts Ecologies
  • Dancing in Context
  • Embodied Imagination
  • West African Dance, African Independence Struggles, and the Making of Revolutionary Nationalism
  • Fleeting Images: Choreography on Film
  • Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement
  • Dance in the Community: Bridging with Bodies
  • Yoga: Philosophy and Practice
  • Stomping the Blues: Black Musical Traditions in America Concert Dance



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Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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