The Dance program offers students of all levels a rich and dynamic experience in the studio and on stage. As well as gaining a solid technique in multiple dance styles, our students are given the opportunity to experience self-expression through movement and to explore their own creativity through dance improvisation and choreographic exercises. Our course offerings include an introduction to dance through our Arts Lab course, three minor and two major dance technique classes. In addition to studying with the performing arts faculty at Masters, guest artists are also brought to campus to give our students the opportunity to work with professionals active in the field. Performance opportunities are provided through our three dance companies and the winter musical. The Masters Dance Company fulfills the co-curricular and ACR requirement. The company performs in concerts in both the fall and spring terms, and the repertoire includes all dance styles and a world dance component. Student choreography is supported in the fall concert. The spring concert presents works created by faculty and professional guest artists. We have two student dance ensembles that present a concert in the spring and perform for our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration and other campus events. MUSE is a contemporary dance company, and Urban Connection is a step and hip-hop dance company. All dance companies on campus hold auditions in the fall and spring, and those interested in auditioning for the Masters Dance Company are invited to attend our Masters pre-season at the end of August.

Upper School Courses
  • Tech 1a and 1b (beginning level minors)
  • Tech 2 (intermediate and advanced level minor)
  • Tech 3 (intermediate level major)
  • Tech 4 (advanced level major)
  • Dance Composition
Middle School Dance
Dance is offered as an athletic option during the spring season for seventh and eighth graders. Students study ballet, modern, and jazz much like the upper school curriculum. During the winter sports season the seventh and eighth grade musical is offered and features dance as a component of the production.
Performance Groups
  • Master Dance Company (co-curricular)
  • MUSE (student group)
  • Urban Connection (student group)


  • October 2017
    • FriOct13 Performing Arts Department Showcase 8:00 PMClaudia Boettcher Theater
    • FriOct27 Upper School Fall Play - The Crucible 7:00 PMClaudia Boettcher Theater
    • SatOct28 Upper School Fall Play - The Crucible 7:00 PMClaudia Boettcher Theater
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Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 479-6400

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