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Dance the night away (or the morning or afternoon).

Our dance program is all about life-long learning and serves our students, the BU community, and general public. Whatever your passion, from learning to performing to attending events, we have something to offer. You can take our classes for academic credit and/or as recreational dance classes. Our aerial, Pilates and pole classes are great for conditioning and muscle toning. If you love dance as a form of creative expression, we’ve got technique and repertory classes that focus on the art and joy of movement. A dance minor is available for undergraduates.

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View Dance syllabi here.

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For those interested in performance, our specially designed Dance Theater hosts events and is available for rentals. If you’re a student interested in performance or choreography, join Dance Theatre Group or one of many other dance groups on campus.

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Upcoming Events

Date Time Event
September 29 7 pm Haitian Folkloric Master Class
Ongoing Access to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Stream


Dance Up Close: An Ongoing Series of Video Playlists

Enjoy our themed playlists of videos to keep you inspired and feeding your curiosity.. We acknowledge that dance is a reflection of the social and cultural fabric that surrounds us as seen through the eyes and imagination of choreographers and dancers. We pay tribute to their vision and welcome this time to widen our lens and look more closely. Tune in every month for a new playlist from Jacob’s Pillow!

View our current playlist, Hispanic Heritage Month:

On-Campus Viewing

Off-Campus Viewing

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to improve your skills in a comfortable, relaxed setting and help you learn more quickly and effectively. This summer we are offering a remote or in-person option. Remote sessions are open to the BU community and general public. In-person instruction is available to BU student, faculty, and staff who are within the testing protocol. Choose from: ballet, ballroom, jazz, contemporary/modern, mat Pilates, or tap. Based on your current skill level, learning style and personal goals, a qualified instructor will customize the session to meet your individual needs. Whether you wish to focus on learning and perfecting technical skills, addressing alignment issues, rehabilitation and wellness goals, or to be coached for an upcoming event/performance, we can help you reach your goals. One hour in length. Single class starts at $76/session. Package of 5 sessions starts at $72/session. We have a two-tiered pricing structure. Please inquire directly for scheduling, pricing, and payment prior to purchasing a package.

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Pilates is a Dancer's Friend

*Our Pilates page is new and improved! Meet our Pilates faculty, and take a look at current class offerings.*

Pilates is a great addition to your dance schedule. Improve your flexibility, balance, and coordinator while strengthening your core and other muscle groups. Try a Pilates mat class or an apparatus class. Pilates is the perfect way to enhance your dancing form outside of the dance studio!

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Ballet or ZUMBA?

We’ve got them both. Sign up for a dance class now.

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Dance minor

Study with our dance instructors and discover the beauty of dance as an art.

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