ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study Dance at Goucher?
Goucher tailors its dance major and minor to support many career ambitions, including dance therapist or teacher, a performer or choreographer, a dance critic, a director, or with additional schooling, a physical therapist or athletic trainor. With the guidance of faculty mentorship, Goucher students develop independence and the self-initiative to pursue their passions by building their own path of study.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
Goucher students explore a variety of dance genres, including Ballet, Pointe, Modern, and Africanist techniques. Through Goucher's dance curriculum, students learn to observe, analyze, document, synthesize, and integrate both theoretical and applied knowledge to become leaders in the multifaceted world of dance. Our guest-artist-in-residence program features five distinguished artists each year who augment an esteemed dance faculty of scholars and working artists.
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
Goucher's flexible curriculum supports students who want to double major and minor in areas outside of dance as well as complete unique internships and study abroad. Additionally, students receive multiple performance opportunities starting as first-year students.
Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
Elizabeth Ahearn, Professor of Dance
Linda Garofalo, Instructor of Dance
Iyun Harrison, Assistant Professor of Dance
Katherine Morris, Lecturer in Dance
Iquail Shaheed, Assistant Professor of Dance
Rick Southerland, Associate Professor of Dance
Tamara Thomas, Lecturer in Dance
Amanda Woodson, Professor of Dance
Professor Emeritus or Emerita or Emeriti
Chrystelle Bond, Professor Emerita of Dance
Jennifer Blades, Jihan von Hendricks, Mathew Lane, Stephanie Powell, Melissa Stafford, Paul Wegner, Jason Widney
By studying abroad, choosing 3-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, Goucher students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study. Visit the Office of International Studies website for more information.
Goucher offers several three-week intensive study-abroad courses with an emphasis in dance over either the winter or summer break to places such as Ghana and Scotland. Students may also decide to spend an entire semester abroad. Many students have spent a semester in London, England at University of Roehampton, or Arezzo, Italy at the Accademia dell'Arte program. Others have spent a semester in Ghana.
Opportunities & Internships
Scholarships in Dance
To recognize, promote, and attract students with creative talent in dance, Goucher offers two types of arts scholarships, awarded independent of financial need.
For first-year students:
The Dance Scholarship
The Dance Scholarship recognizes students planning to major in dance. Awarded to outstanding student artists, this is a renewable scholarship. Selected applicants will be invited to campus on February 24, 2019 for an audition and interview.
To apply, please complete the Dance Scholarship Application.
Applications are due by December 1, 2018 along with a completed application for admission.