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Would you like to learn and perform repertory from renowned choreographers? Perform in works that have become famous in dance history? Gain insight into notable dancers’ careers? Attend the American College Dance Festival?

Consider a major or minor in dance at Agnes Scott. As a liberal arts discipline, dance blends practical studio work with theoretical studies in areas such as dance history, labanotation and critical thought.

Elevate Your Body and Mind
In the Agnes Scott dance program, you’ll not only gain physical enjoyment from the mastery of dance technique and creative expression, but also a scholarly understanding of dance’s historical legacy and sociological impact. Whether it’s ballet, modern dance, jazz, choreography or Labanotation, the dance program offers a well-rounded, creative and critical approach to dance through technique, terminology and history.

Perform Historic and Contemporary Works
Dance students have the opportunity to join Studio Dance Theatre, the college’s student ensemble. Student dancers have performed the works of pioneers such as Helen Tamiris, Charles Weidman, Doris Humphrey, Marius Petipa and Ruth St. Denis, as well as guest artists such as Jack Clark, Elizabeth Higgins, Randy James, Royce Zackery, Mary Seidman, Christian Clark, Jonathan Rieder and Leymis Bolanos. The diversity of formats allows students to showcase their versatility through classical and revolutionary movements.

Gain Practical Experience 
Students have recently completed internships at Several Dancers Core, The Atlanta Ballet and The Decatur School of Ballet. These internships include assistant teaching, office work and studio supervision.

How will this degree help me when I graduate?
As a graduate, you can:

  • Enroll in a Master of Fine Arts program in dance, choreography or performance
  • Enroll in a Master of Arts program in arts administration
  • Become a professional dancer or performer
  • Become a choreographer
  • Become a dance historian and/or writer
  • Teach dance or choreography
  • Pursue a career in notating and preserving dance through Labanotation
  • Pursue a degree in physical therapy

Theatre and Dance Course Catalog (PDF)