Georgetown University Dance Program
At Georgetown University, students have the opportunity to participate in dance ensembles in a variety of ways, including two academic and three co-curricular groups. The Georgetown University Dance Company and Black Movements Dance Theatre are professionally directed. Student-run groups include Ritmo y Sabor Latin Dance (“rhythm and flavor” in Spanish), a diverse, student-run group that promotes awareness of Spanish-speaking Caribbean culture and of the northernmost countries of South America through dance; Groove Theory, a group that offers students the opportunity to learn, teach and enjoy hip hop dance; and Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Georgetown, an ensemble that has embraced the Mexican tradition of folkloric dance from the various Mexican states, as well as modern styles including bachata, salsa and merengue.
Georgetown collaborations have included partnership events with companies such as Dance Exchange, Synetic Theater, and Word Dance Theater.
Performing Arts Minor
The Department of Performing Arts offers an interdisciplinary minor with a concentration in any of its constituent arts. This may be earned by taking three courses in one field (music, theater or dance), and three courses chosen on an elective basis from any of the other areas in the Department of Performing Arts (music, theater, dance and public speaking).
Academic Requirements for the Minor
(18 credit hours; 6 courses in Performing Arts)
Three courses in any one of three disciplines (Theater, Music, Dance), which may include one course credit based on 4 terms in MUSC-100 Dance Performance
Three courses from any area in the Department other than the above chosen discipline (Music, Theater, Dance, Public Speaking).
Supplemental Material Submissions from Prospective Students
Performance samples are not required as part of a Georgetown admission packet. Students interested in submitting supplemental dance materials for review by the Department of Performing Arts should view additional details here.
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