Dance

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Meadows’ Division of Dance is one of the top programs in the U.S. offering both conservatory dance instruction and liberal arts education.

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In addition to technique training, students are immersed in theoretical studies that include dance history, kinesiology, music theory/history and choreography.

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Students perform masterworks of the great choreographers of the 20th century, including Balanchine, Graham, Humphrey, Limón and Sokolow, as well as works by contemporary masters such as Taylor, Parsons, Battle, Pilobolus and more.

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Student choreography is a major component of the student experience, guided by expert faculty and opportunities to learn from visiting masters such as Bruce Wood (pictured).

Jamal Mohamed

Director of the Meadows World Music Ensemble, percussion instructor and dance musician

Jamal Mohamed has been a featured artist in many international music events, including festivals in China, Indonesia, Europe, Egypt, Korea, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. He has worked extensively in dance, theater, film and music therapy.

Sting, Simon Shaheen, Mark O'Connor and Giovanni Hidalgo are among the many artists Jamal has performed with. His music has been featured on numerous recordings, in television documentaries such as Ramses the Great and National Geographic's Lions of Darkness, and in the film biography of Robert Johnson, Can't You Hear the Wind, starring Danny Glover and Keb' Mo'. He has presented percussion clinics at Berklee College of Music in Boston, the University of Hong Kong, the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City, to name a few. Jamal is currently director of the World Music Ensemble, percussion instructor and dance musician at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, and performs with the world music group "Brahma," the jazz ensemble "Jampact," and the percussion group "D-Drum."

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Meadows World Music Ensemble, Meadows Percussion Ensemble, Hand Drumming and Ethnic Percussion, Dance

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Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

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