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Overview: Dance Program

Dance. Now. At UMass Amherst

  • Become a sustainable artist trained and educated for a successful career in the arts.
  • Receive high-caliber professional training in modern dance and ballet.
  • Learn many different dance techniques with an emphasis on jazz, contemporary dance, and world dance forms.
  • Study with nationally and internationally recognized faculty from the Five College Consortium (UMass Amherst, Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges.
  • Prepare for the technical and theoretical aspects of dance.
  • Earn a Bachelor of Arts or a bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  • Join a strong and supportive community of dancers at a large university.
  • Celebrate the beauty of different kinds of people, body types, and intelligences.
  • Be transformed by performance and the power of dance.
  • Network with accomplished alumni working as performers, teachers, or in other aspects of dance.

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