Student Opportunities

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

Dance performance.

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

Dance Department Performance

This course involves students that perform three major concerts each year as well as lecture-demonstrations and smaller shows. Students earn college credit for participation in the company.

Dance performance.

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.

Kiltie dancers.


We have two types of scholarships available to all of our dancers. The first is a dance performance scholarship that is $1,500 and renewable each year. The second is our Distinguished dance scholarship that is $2,000 and up, and renewable each year. 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:

Grand Rapids Ballet

Courtney Lyon- Ballet Quad Cities

Simone Boos- Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre

Jordan McIntosh- Nevada Ballet Theatre

Nikolai Morschakov- Russian Ballet Academy of Michigan

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Guest performers and dancers.

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.