"Answer questions by moving."

— Susan Marshall

At the core of The Program in Dance is the belief that physical and intellectual engagement with dance fosters an integration of mind and body that allows for a greater connection to our own selves and, by extension, to our community. To that end, we aim to increase and expand the University’s exposure to and appreciation of dance through practice, performance, and critical academic discourse.

The program’s depth and flexibility allow for the nurturing and development of beginners as well as dancers at the pre-professional level, within the context of a broad liberal arts education. With the guidance of a faculty composed of professional dance artists, students explore the artistry and physicality of movement at the kinetic, creative, and cognitive levels through studio and seminar courses, development of original choreography, co-curricular ballet, modern, and conditioning classes, master classes led by guest artists, and numerous performance opportunities each year ranging from full professional productions to site-specific, interdisciplinary and experimental projects.

Learn more about Program in Dance faculty, news, events, & courses.

Upcoming dance events

Learn more about this year’s performance season and virtual co-curricular course offerings.


The Making of Princeton Dance Festival Reimagined

Learn how Princeton’s Program in Dance reimagined its annual Princeton Dance Festival for a socially distanced world during a global pandemic with the help of faculty, choreographers, and participating students living throughout the United States and abroad.

Learn more about Princeton Dance Festival Reimagined, presented November 23, December 3, 4 + 5, 2020.

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For more information about the Program in Dance, please contact Program Associate Cindy Rosenfeld at 609-258-3017 or, or consult a directory of program staff.

Climate & Inclusion

Learn more about the Lewis Center for the Arts' efforts on addressing Climate & Inclusion.