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).

Partnerships

The Division of Dance reaches beyond the campus through collaborations with professional and local dance organizations:

TITAS, the foremost presenter of cutting-edge, international and world-class dance and music artists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the past 26 years. Recent guest artists include The Joffrey Ballet, Doug Varone, Stephen Petronio Company and more.

Texas Ballet Theater, the largest, critically acclaimed, fully professional resident classical ballet company of North Texas, serving more than 100,000 individuals from diverse communities across North Texas. Resident company of the Fort Worth’s Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in Dallas.

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts consistently produces a stellar list of graduates, including Grammy winners R&B vocalist Erykah Badu, jazz singer Norah Jones, jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, members of the gospel group God’s Property and Brave Combo. Other notable alums include dancer Jay Franke, Philadelphia Orchestra cellist John Koen, Broadway's "Porgy and Bess" musical actor Cedric Neal, visual artists Christian Schumann and Chris Arnold, drummer Aaron Comess, and Edie Brickell of the New Bohemians.

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