Dance at Bates

Bates College offers a major and a minor in dance integrating theory and practice within the framework of a liberal arts education.

Our program offers studies in the theory and cultural context of dance, encourages original choreographic work, provides a variety of performing opportunities for students at all levels of experience, and builds a strong and versatile technique in dance.  Courses are open to all students whether seeking a degree or studying dance as an elective area of interest.

Follow these links to learn more about our extensive Dance CurriculumPerforming Opportunities throughout the season and the Bates Dance Festival.