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 two minor and two major dance technique classes. Guest artists are also brought to campus to give our students the opportunity to work with professionals active in the field, in addition to studying with the performing arts faculty at Masters. 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 spring concert. The fall concert presents works created by faculty and professional guest artists. We have two student-run dance ensembles. 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 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.
Performance Groups
  • The Masters School Dance Company (co-curricular)
  • MUSE (student group)
  • Urban Connection (student group)


  • May 2018
    • FriMay18 Upper School Spring Dance Concert 7:00 PMClaudia Boettcher Theater
    • SatMay19 Upper School Spring Dance Concert 8:00 PMClaudia Boettcher Theater
    • FriMay25 Upper School Spring Department of Performing Arts Fest 1:00 PM to 6:00 PMFonseca Center
49 Clinton Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 479-6400

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