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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.
Cameron Spitzfaden helped design a robotic prosthetic hand, studied biomolecular sensing, resolved student technology issues and promoted the study of dance.
“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
“Performing with live music is a rare and educative opportunity that provides an extra layer of ‘liveliness’ and ‘humanness’ on stage.” — Rosely Conz