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Dance Program Cultivates Mind and Body

The dance program at American University provides an opportunity for concentrated study in dance within a liberal arts curriculum. The program is grounded in the development of students as articulate movers, thinkers, writers, speakers and creators of dance, providing a balance between artistic expression, technical proficiency, and scholarly inquiry. Students are instructed by experienced, professional faculty, comprised of seasoned educators and working artists.

E-mail dance program director Melanie George at mgeorge@american.edu with any questions regarding our undergraduate dance program, the university, or the Washington dance community.

Spring Dance with Melanie George

Melanie George

See video with Melanie George preparing "Jazz Is ... (redux)" for the Spring Dance Concert.

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Check out the vlog for the Spring Dance Concert 2013: Backyards and Frontiers
Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3

Check out the vlog for Choreolab 2012: Next Steps
Episode 1  Episode 2  Episode 3