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FAQs, Dance

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the dance department at Widener.

If you have additional questions, please contact us by phone or e-mail (see contact information on left) or schedule a visit.

Can I be in both groups?

Yes. Many students are members of both the dance program and the Widener Dance Company.

What is the main difference between the two groups?

The dance program is an academic program directed by a professional dancer/choreographer. Here, you’ll work closely with our dance professor to create original compositions and present them to the public. The Widener Dance Company is a student-run organization. You’ll have the opportunity to teach a class, create your own composition, learn from other students, and get involved in the running of the organization.

How often do these groups perform?

Both groups sponsor a performance every semester. There are other opportunities as well, such as during Student Project Day.

Can I minor in dance performance?

Yes. Students may choose an arts minor with a concentration in dance performance. This can easily be combined with your major.

How often does the Widener Dance Company meet?

You can choose how involved you wish to be. You might want to attend one dance class each week, or two, or three. 

How often does the dance program meet?

Students enroll in both the dance techniques and dance repertoire classes. These meet twice a week for two hours. 

What kind of dance is taught?

In the dance program, the emphasis is on modern dance, although other types may be incorporated as needed. The Widener Dance Company offers student-taught classes in hip-hop, ballet, tap, jazz, and more.