The Dance program offers a rich and dynamic experience in the studio and on stage. As well as gaining solid technique in multiple dance styles, you will be given the opportunity to work with professionals in the field to explore your creativity through dance improvisation and choreography.
Our course offerings include two minor and two major dance technique classes. Guest artists enhance offerings of the program, in addition to studying with the performing arts faculty at Masters.

Performance opportunities are provided through our faculty-directed Masters Dance Company, two student-directed performing groups and the winter musical. The Masters Dance Company fulfills the physical education co-curricular and ACR requirement. The company performs in concerts in both the fall and spring terms, and the repertoire includes a variety of dance styles. Student choreography is supported in the spring concert. The fall concert presents works created by faculty and professional guest artists. The dance companies hold auditions in the fall and spring, and all student dancers attend our Masters preseason at the end of August for conditioning and opportunities to work with guest artists.

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  • Faculty

    Shell M. Benjamin: Director of Masters Dance Company; Coordinator of Winter Dance Intensive; Advisor to Urban Connection; Instructor of  Upper School Dance Program: Dance Tech I, Dance Tech II, Dance Tech III, Dance Tech IV
  • Upper School Courses

    • Tech 1 (beginning level minor)
    • Tech 2 (intermediate and advanced level minor)
    • Tech 3 (intermediate level major)
    • Tech 4 (advanced level major)
  • 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. Fifth and sixth graders have a unit in dance as part of their physical education curriculum.
  • Student-Directed Performance Groups

    Muse is a dance group which explores, creates and performs all genres of dance. They are very inclusive and currently enjoy fusing world dance forms into their works. The group offers an opportunity to dance on campus without co-enrollment in a technique class. Muse performs in the Spring SPG Festival.

    Urban Connection
    Urban Connection offers an opportunity for our students to learn, create and perform Step and Hip Hop dance here on campus. UC offers an opportunity for students to dance on campus, without co-enrollment in a technique class. Urban Connection performs in the Spring SPG Festival.


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