Boyer Dance Lab
The Boyer Dance Studio is housed in the Lang Performing Arts Center. It is a high-ceiling studio with sprung wood floors and 15 foot windows overlooking the beautiful Crum Woods. During the academic year, the Boyer Dance Studio has a marley floor so that it can be used on a daily basis for technique classes including Tap, Flamenco, and Ballet. It is also regularly used for Afro-Carribean and Taiko drumming classes.
The Boyer Dance Studio is also equipped with a sound system and with video recording and viewing technology so that new and experienced choreographers can tape and watch their work. In addition, the studio is equipped with a piano. Most technique classes are accompanied by professional musicians: classical and jazz pianists, drummers skilled in African and Afro-Caribbean styles, guitarists and others.
The Boyer Dance Studio is available as a student and faculty rehearsal space when classes are not in session. The student groups Terpsichore and Rhythm N' Motion make regular use of this space.
The Boyer Dance Studio was generously donated in honor of Professor Patricia Wityk Boyer, the first director of dance at Swarthmore College. To learn more about her time as director, visit the dance program history page.