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About the Dance Program

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Emphasizing embodied scholarship through physical, creative, and theoretical practice, UMass Amherst is at the forefront of educating the 21st-century contemporary dancer.

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Dance Program Vision and Mission

Our Vision:

To be at the forefront of educating the 21st century dancer by emphasizing embodied scholarship through physical, creative, and theoretical practice.

Our Mission:

The UMass Dance Program aims to be at the forefront of educating the contemporary dance major through physical, creative, and theoretical scholarship. The program supports this by creating an environment that embraces inquiry, rigor and risk; providing a robust and relevant curriculum; engaging the wider, diverse regional community, and supporting a faculty that brings to the classroom/studio the benefits of national and international creative and scholarly research.