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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
9/14 New Dance Blog: Pole Dance by Sophie Bush
Ongoing Access to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Stream

**Boston University’s Summer Outreach/Teen Apprenticeship Dance Program presents their annual Outdoor Dance Performance, a free dance concert featuring teen apprentices, college interns, and professional dancers in original choreography with an eclectic program of modern, jazz, hip-hop, stepping, tap, and contemporary dance that will take place on Wednesday, August 2 from 7-8 p.m. (inclement weather location: BU Dance Theater, 915 Comm. Ave, entrance on Buick St. Will be announced on @reachdancebu).

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 Jacob’s Pillow Large Ensemble Pieces.

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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. Instruction is available to BU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public. Choose from: ballet, ballroom, jazz, contemporary/modern, Pilates mat or apparatus, aerial dance, 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. Sessions are 55 minutes 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

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! Meet our Pilates faculty and take a look at current class offerings.

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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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