A dance artist’s growth is a product of the simultaneous development of three interdependent factors: technique, composition, and artistic voice.
It is the Dance Program's aim to provide this threefold development of the student dance artist within the context of a broad-based liberal arts education.
Why I Chose Bard
“Essentially through making dance a central part of my life here, I have found a new frame of mind to enter academics and the rest of my interests in life, using this daily physical and creative practice to ground my energy and focus it on a multitude of ideas both inside and outside the studio.”
—Dance Major, 2014
“What I knew was that any academic pursuit was going to be integral to my growth and evolution as an artist. I decided on philosophy as my second major, and I think they fit together beautifully and they're inseparable. ... One makes me better at the other.”
—Dance/Philosophy Major Samuel Pratt '14