Dance

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DANCE IS A WAY TO CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, EXPRESS AND EMBODY A HEALTHY AND EMPOWERED WAY OF BEING

Whether you arrive with experience, or want to try a dance class for the very first time, you are welcomed. The variety of classes, levels, teachers, and styles gives everyone who enters the beautiful studio in the Currier Center a safe place to land and an inspiring place to move from. The dance program offers students technique classes, choreographic opportunities, and chances to explore new forms of dance across cultures.

The Dance program is dedicated to serving all students who bring it to life with their love, passion, joy, and hard work.

Students have unique opportunities to learn from professional dancers, guest teachers and visiting faculty from across the country. In addition to several annual trips to area theaters to see the work of professional companies and choreographers, Putney has partnered with dance professionals such as Julie Muskat of Threads Dance Project and Tyler Gilstrap of Battleworks Dance Company. Putney also hosts an ongoing residency with the Nimbus Dance Company, which offers a weeklong intensive program culminating in an annual company performance.

Students showcase their work during the the Winter and Spring Dance Concerts in Calder Hall. Project Week and Senior Exhibitions are also a time for students to explore their own independent projects, which often culminate in informal performances. The Dance Ensemble is a way for a community of committed dancers to delve deeper into the creative process of building repertory, rehearsing and then performing in local schools and venues.

Project Week: Partnering in Dance

Ava '18 explores her growth as a dancer and works to improve her partnering technique by learning an 8-minute duet, from scratch, with New York City guest artist Rodney Hamilton.

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ACADEMIC ARTS

Dance Intensive | World Dance

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EVENING ARTS

Dance Ensemble | Fusion Belly Dance | Hip Hop Dance | Latin Dance

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