Dance and Movement Studies

The creative process will be at the core of your studies, which will focus equally on performance and scholarship. Formal and informal opportunities for performance abound. Each year students direct, choreograph, design, perform and produce as many as 10 productions. Faculty members and students produce two dance concerts choreographed by faculty and two or three plays directed by faculty.

Michael Reyes and his class run through dance exercises under the direction of Professor Elaine Heekin.

A student’s discovery: a passion for dance

Michael Reyes ’14 moved into his unexpected major one step at a time. He is a dance concentrator who plans to build a career around dance, music and education. His aspiration is to return to Hamilton College to teach hip-hop dance.

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Erin Brown '09

A graduate’s progress:
a company of her own

Erin Brown ’09 started dancing when she was 6 years old, majored in dance at Hamilton College and in 2013 launched her own dance company, the Noumenon Dance Experience, in Chicago.

She’s also working on a graduate degree in sports leadership. Her thesis is about the black influence in dance.

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