Dance: Create, Connect and Perform

The Alfred University Interdisciplinary Dance Program is an innovative leader in dance studies that fosters creative research, inquiry and imagination through the art of dance and dance making. The department is open to students of all levels, regardless of experience or past training. Interdisciplinary course offerings focus on composition, dance technique, performance skills and dance’s historical and aesthetic knowledge.


Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY


none offered



Core Courses (22 credit hours for the minor)

  • DANC 120 Fundamentals of Dance
  • DANC 222 Modern I
  • DANC 230 Improvisation/Composition I
  • DANC 211 Dance History
  • DANC 270 Alfred University Dance Theatre (taken twice)
  • DANC 330 Improvisation/Composition II
    or DANC 331 Site Specific Composition (can be an elective

Electives in Dance (select 6 credit hours)

  • DANC 223/323 Jazz Dance I and II
  • DANC 224 Contact Improvisation
  • DANC 225 Laban Movement Studies
  • DANC 322 Modern Dance II
  • DANC 325 Laban Movement Applications
  • DANC 340 New and Existing Repertory
  • DANC 370 Choreography Practicum
  • DANC 450 Independent Study
  • DANC Special Topics: African Dance, Fundamentals of Hip Hop Dance

We prepare you with the knowledge, skills and appreciation of dance, fostering an awareness of the unique contributions of dance to embodied knowledge and outreach to broader communities. We offer a curriculum and collaborative environment that enables you to succeed and to a live of life of continuous personal discovery and service to others.

Student Stories

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Mechanical Engineering and Dance

"I really appreciate the people that I have gotten close to at Alfred University. These individuals have been comforting, resourceful and loving since I first arrived at Alfred."

Eli Cordova, 2021
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