group of 5 students on stage performing dance
Annual Fall Forward dance performance presented by Oberlin students. Photo credit: John Seyfried
Program Overview


Program Type: Major, Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department: Dance

Dance at Oberlin is characterized by its commitment to experimentation and creation of original work. Student, faculty and visiting artist choreography is presented throughout the year in events ranging from fully produced proscenium concerts to adjudicated student concerts.

Why Study Dance at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Department Faculty
Study Away Programs

Upcoming Dance Events

Sample Courses

  • DANC 161 - Capoeira Angola I 4 credits
  • DANC 207 - Improvisation I 2 credits
  • DANC 305 - Collaborative Investigations in Choreography and Composition 4 credits
  • DANC 340 - Arts Management II 4 credits

Dance Faculty

Dance faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their discipline through writing, performance, choreography, and research. They are committed to undergraduate education and teach everything from first-year seminars to advanced courses.

Explore Faculty within Dance

“Students at Oberlin are both smart and willing to be serious about their studies in dance. There are some colleges where students continue to think about dance as a hobby, and that wouldn’t be as satisfying to me. At the same time, though, I wouldn’t want to teach at a place where people aren’t majoring in other departments and bringing that information into their dance practice.”

Ann Cooper Albright, Professor of Dance
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Dance News

Ann Cooper Albright dancing with students

Q&A with Ann Cooper Albright

November 9, 2018
Professor of Dance Ann Cooper Albright has a new book forthcoming from Oxford University Press, titled How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World.