Dance at Bates
DUE to COVID 19 safety concerns, we will not be holding a normal performance season in Theater and Dance. Please look at our Events page for information about viewings, outdoor events, etc, as we work out what we can safely accomplish with these creative challenges. For further information, please visit Standard Operating Procedures for Applied Courses in the Arts.
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.