Dance Areas of Study

Please consult the Pomona College Catalog for the complete schedule of course offerings.


  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Modern Dance
  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Ballet Technique
  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop

Composition and Repertory:

  • Repertory – Works by Faculty, Guest Artists, and Majors
  • Beginning Creative Movement Exploration
  • Composition/Choreolab
  • Masters of Modern Dance

The Informed Body:  Theory and Practice:

  • Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Language of the Body (Laban Movement Analysis)
  • Alexander Technique in Motion
  • The Mind in Motion
  • Somatic Movement Techniques

History and Criticism:

  • History of American Concert Dance
  • Traditions of World Dance
  • Concert Dance in the Global Age
  • History of Social Dance
  • Sex and Gender Issues in the Performing Arts

Cultural Styles:

  • African Aesthetics
  • Music and Dance of Bali
  • Greece, Turkey, the Balkans, and Iran
  • Indian Classical Dance
  • Flamenco, Folklorico and Latin Rhythms