Dance and Movement Studies


Dance is perhaps the most unique and all-encompassing pursuit in the fine arts. It involves a total exploration of the self—emotional, intellectual, and kinesthetic. Dancers not only gain collaborative, creative, and critical thinking skills, they also develop an extraordinary level of discipline, resilience and an ability to maintain grace under pressure.

Through Emory’s Dance and Movement Studies program, you will grow your awareness and appreciation of movement in all its diverse forms as well as your ability to communicate through non-verbal expression. 

Example of Major Classes

Study Abroad in Dance

Dance and Movement Studies Research

Movement Abroad 

Jacob Robbins 19CDance and Movement Studies and Business double major, spent a summer interning in Israel with the Batsheva Dance Company, where he worked with their International Development and Touring Department and attended Gaga classes taught by artistic director, Ohad Naharin.

Dance and Movement Studies Study Abroad

Maria McNiece 20C, Dance and Movement and Business double major, received a Friends of Dance Mini-Grant to attend the David Dorfman Dance Winter Intensive in New York City.  

Kelly Vogel

Dancing on campus offers an unparalleled sense of community and an opportunity to step away from the stress of college a few hours a day to focus on movement. I chose Emory because I can study the sciences while still dancing intensely, and I've been extremely happy with my experience.

Kelly Vogel 19C
Dance and Movement Studies and Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology double major