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Dance Program

The Dance Department

There are performing opportunities throughout the year at both Pomona and Scripps Colleges, and students from all five Claremont Colleges are invited to audition for these events.

More About This Program

more about the dance program

Learn more about the Dance Program.

Dance is an interdisciplinary art form that involves elements of theatre, music, design and the visual arts in a variety of cultural contexts. Instruction is available to students who wish to study dance as one of the liberal arts, as well as to those who aspire to professional careers in dance performance or related fields. The Dance Program challenges students to develop concentration skills, observational and analytical abilities, and capacities for working with broad aesthetic concepts and fine details while developing their creative instincts. Solid foundations in modern, ballet, composition and repertory are designed to build strong technique and a sense of artistic expression, while exposure to non-Western dance forms encourages students to better understand other cultures through their performance traditions.

Within the Dance major, there are two areas of emphasis: Performance Studies and Movement Studies. The performance emphasis, which requires technique study at the advanced level, culminates in a senior choreography/performance project, while the movement studies emphasis culminates in a senior project/written thesis that may or may not involve performance. Although encouraged to take technique throughout their four years, movement studies concentrators are not required to perform at the advanced level of technique and are encouraged to combine their work in dance with other disciplines.

There are performing opportunities throughout the year at both Pomona and Scripps Colleges, and students from all five Claremont Colleges are invited to audition for these events. All classes, workshops and concert participation are open to all students, regardless of major concentration.

The department also offers a minor in Dance.

Faculty
Name/ContactTitleProfileWebPhoneLocation
Laurie CameronProgram Coordinator and Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance (909) 621-8176Pendleton Dance Center, 210
Meg JolleyLecturer in Theatre and Dance (909) 621-8176Pendleton Dance Center, 210
Victoria KoenigLecturer in Theatre and Dance (909) 621-8176
John PenningtonLecturer in Theatre and Dance (909) 621-8176
Anthony ShayAssistant Professor of Dance and Cultural Studies (909) 621-8176Pendleton Dance Center, 210
Staff
Name/ContactTitlePhoneLocation
Myrna CogleyAcademic Coordinator (909) 621-8176Pendleton Dance Center

Mailing AddressPomona College, Dance, 210 E. 2nd Street, Claremont, CA 91711

Phone(909) 621-8176

Campus LocationPendleton Dance Center