The Emory Dance Program provides a range of opportunities for students to experience dance, from performance and production to technique and theory. The mission of the Emory Dance Program is to provide a curriculum that interweaves both the practical and theoretical to foster students' creative, intellectual, and communicative powers in the field of dance.
Offering a major and minor in dance and movement studies, the program develops skilled and uniquely expressive individuals who move and act with intelligence and sensitivity, think independently, and value original thought and diversity.
The Emory Dance Program presents a wide range of public programming each year, including Emory Dance Company concerts, the Friends of Dance Lecture Series, guest artists, dance on film presentations, and informal and site-specific performances and events. The Emory Dance Company (EDC) is a student-based performance group that performs two major concerts annually. The Dance Program also regularly invites guest artists to work with students and present public performances. The Flora Glenn Candler Series has presented some of the finest modern dance companies in America, including Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, David Dorfman Dance, the José Limón Dance Company, Urban Bush Women, and Doug Varone and Dancers.