Student Opportunities

As a dancer or choreographer, a myriad of performance groups, scholarships and other opportunities await you at Alma.

As a dance major or minor, you have the opportunity to participate in extraordinary opportunities at Alma.

The Alma College Dance Company

Open by audition, this 30-member company performs three major concerts each year as well as lecture-demonstrations and smaller shows. Students earn college credit for participation in the company.

The Kiltie Dancers

This lively co-ed dance group brings Alma’s Scottish heritage to life and offers instruction in Highland dance at beginner and advanced levels.


Dance Performance Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition each year are available. To be considered, you’ll need to apply for admission to Alma and arrange an audition. You must be accepted to Alma College before you can apply for a scholarship. If you have questions, contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-321-ALMA.

Guest performers and choreographers

Recently Alma students have had the opportunity to work with dance artists-in-residence from the Martha Graham Dance Company, River North Dance Company, Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, Grand Rapids Ballet and Interlochen Arts Camp.

Spring Term

Alma’s Spring Term Dance Theatre Course offers trips to New York and London where students attend major theatrical and dance productions such as London’s West End, New York City Ballet and the Royal Ballet.