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Students rehearse in the Boyer dance studio

The Dance Program is fortunate to be housed the in the state-of-the-art Eugene and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center. More information about the many specific resources can be found by following the links on this page.

Studio & Performance Spaces

Dance Specific Libraries

Instrument Collection

Swarthmore Taiko Ensemble performs in Lang Music Upper Lobby on the campus of Swarthmore College on Monday, April 15, 2019

Photo credit. Lawrence Kesterson

The Dance Program embraces a variety of world traditions in its technique and repertory classes. In order that the music aspect of these courses be most fully and accurately integrated into the experience of performance, a large collection of instruments has been acquired.

There are full complements of a variety of West African and Caribbean drums, a collection of Japanese taiko drums, West African xylophones, several tabla drums from India, and grand and upright pianos.

Production Experience

The Program is fortunate to have the support of a production staff that includes lighting, sound, and costume designers, as well as professional stage managers/crew heads. Dance students participating in the performance aspect of the Program can learn a great deal about the design and practical logistics of production and are welcome to do so, both through course work and as a consequence of their dancing. Students are also encouraged to develop practical production skills by working on various crews for work study. More information about staff and programs is available on the Lang Performing Arts Center website.

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