The Dance curriculum is a mix of foundational liberal arts approaches to dance which includes a mix of performance and foundational courses. Dancers may pursue their favorite styles of dance choosing from core styles: ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance and tap – 2 of which will be required per semester. Dance major graduates will go on to be principal dancers and choreographers in professional companies, studio owners, artistic directors, and teachers at private studios, while others will pursue advanced degrees.
Through opportunities in- and out-of-the-classroom, you will develop creativity, confidence, and critical thinking skills while sharpening your purpose and potential. You will graduate from Saint Anselm ready for the exciting world of dance.
Originally from Manchester, Aaron Tolson has danced his way across 5 continents, been a featured soloist with "Riverdance," performed on Broadway and at Radio City Music Hall. Previously an instructor at The Boston Conservatory, he is teaching tap among other courses and is the Director of the Aaron Tolson Institute of Dance.