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Just as the art of dance is so much more than body movement—involving expression of the heart, soul, mind and spirit—the dance program at Alma is more than only technique, rehearsal, and performance. We also emphasize self-knowledge, artistry, creativity, ensemble work, and interdisciplinary connections to other areas of study.
Alma College offers a range of dance aesthetics in a liberal arts setting to provide a well-rounded education that prepares you for life both on and off the stage.
“I absolutely love that regardless of the career path I’m taking I can continue dancing throughout college.”
– Marianna Smith ’17
If you love to dance but don’t plan to major in it, we have room for you in our program, too! Dance courses are open to all Alma College students, regardless of their academic major. Technique classes benefit beginners and advanced students.
Approximately 22 student dancers perform tap, ballet, modern and contemporary pieces originally choreographed by Alma faculty and students.
“Alma students have an intense curiosity, a desire to perform and delve deep into dance, but they also are looking at other possibilities.” — Ben Munisteri
“All of the works are very technically demanding and challenge our dancers’ stamina and skill.” — Ben Munisteri, director of dance.
“Performing with live music is a rare and educative opportunity that provides an extra layer of ‘liveliness’ and ‘humanness’ on stage.” — Rosely Conz
“I chose Alma because I could continue dancing in both the Dance Company and the Alma dance team ... I also realized I could serve as a leader for various organizations on campus, all while pursuing an IPHS major in preparation for medical school.”