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Moravian College Dance Company

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Moravian College Dance Company strives to provide students with the opportunity to express themselves through movement in a supportive liberal arts college environment. Dancers engage with professional dance faculty alongside other passionate and dedicated movers. Students will enhance their dance education, body awareness, and develop artistry through: master classes, viewing dance, and performing in concerts.

Recently, our Company dancers had the opportunity to take class with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Staycee Pearl Dance Project, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Rebecca Moyer, and Illstyle & Peace. Students work annually with guest artists for the Dancers In Concert performance as well.

Company dancers have also performed in the Dance EXposure concert at SteelStacks and Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange’s Spring Up Dance Festival at Cedar Crest College.

Dance Company Requirements

Dance Company is by annual audition. All Moravian Company dancers must have 5 or more years of technical training in ballet, modern, or jazz prior to auditioning. Company is a full year commitment. The Dance Company class meets twice weekly in Johnston Hall on North Campus to train in ballet and modern techniques. Dancers will attend professional dance concerts, participate in an annual dance screening, and take part in several masterclasses/workshops. Dancers will perform in an informal showing in the Fall, in the Dancers In Concert Spring performance, and can participate in a Homecoming show. Students will attend additional rehearsals outside of class time for these concerts.

Like other large ensembles, participation in the Dance Company counts toward credit if students register for either DANC 001 or DANC 011.

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Moravian College is an institutional member of the American College Dance Association. ACDA is a national dance organization divided into 13 regions and annually sponsors conferences each Spring at a different host college. This conference is attended by faculty and students from colleges and universities in each region in which participants attend 3 days of master classes, lectures, and performances.

Please contact Company Director, Lisa Busfield busfieldl@moravian.edu for further information.