Most people see the new calendar year or the spring months as symbolic of a fresh start or some type of renewal. As an educator, I feel fortunate to have another opportunity to begin again each fall. The new school year affords me a chance to reflect on what has worked in my practice and tweak what hasn’t; to unlock new creative possibilities; to watch a new and unique Dana Hall community engage, learn, and grow together.
Dancers at all levels find their groove at Dana Hall.
The program is designed to build dancers’ skills and create awareness of dance as an art form. Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap – at each level, these courses examine dance technique, styles, history, anatomy and creative expression. The Dance Repertory Group is a choreography and rehearsal course for performers to develop pieces, work on performance skills and produce formal and informal concerts.
The Dance Studio in the Shipley Center for Health and Wellness features a large multipurpose, shock-absorbing surface and state-of-the art lighting and sound systems.
Spotlight On: Dance Repertory Group
An audition-based choreography, rehearsal, and performance course, this ensemble for advanced dancers focuses on performance skills, compositional tools with which to develop choreography, and the production of informal and formal concerts. Students in this course occasionally have the opportunity to perform in pieces created by guest choreographers.