Dance Program News

  • Dance Theatre Company at the RWU Performing Arts Center

    RWU Dance Theatre Company – In Concert!

    By Cathy Nicoli

    Dance Theatre Company – the Program’s professionally-oriented student dance company will be presenting this semester's capstone week of performances, featuring the work of our spring guest choreographers Aretha Aoki and Bryn Cohn – as well as five works by student choreographers: Julia Bellieveau, Grace Jaworski, Jordan Raleigh, Jordan Roberts, and Nicole St. Laurent! Join us in celebrating the successes of Spring 2022 – and have a chance to applaud our dancers for all their hard work and community spirit!

  • Steven Vaughn

    RWU Dance / Performance Studies Welcomes Steve Vaughn!

    Interview by Jordan Roberts – Dance / Performance and Psychology Double Major (’22)

    We are happy to welcome Professor Vaughn’s professional experience and deep fascination for movement into our studio!

  • Students jumping

    Dancing On & Springing Ahead!

    By Cathy Nicoli

    RWU’s Dance & Performance Studies Program is excited to announce another semester line-up of dynamic events and guest artists! Dancing in London – Spring Semester Abroad! After two years of pandemic

  • Guest Artist Ashley Rich leads dancers

    Dancing Through It All – Fall Recap!

    By Cathy Nicoli

    RWU’s Dance and Performance Studies has a reputation for being dynamic and community-based. This kinetic and creative alchemy keeps students and professors motivated to give their all – but it also has us all ready for a long winter’s nap! But before heading into winter intersession…here’s a recap of all we accomplished this fall!

  • Dancers on hill

    Dancers Reframe Their Practice – Bringing Fresh Perspectives to Campus Spaces in the Process

    By Cathy Nicoli

    RWU’s close-knit community of dancers made a promise – to spin the pandemic’s limitations around, and invert challenges into catalysts for innovation. In doing so, the Dance and Performance Studies Program exemplified its vital role in interdisciplinary and embodied learning, student health and well-being, and community building. The dancers take the ultimate credit though – for their talent, team work and yes, we can attitude.

  • Flyer for Take It Outside

    RWU’s Dance Program Takes It Outside!

    RWU’s Dance and Performance Studies students are gearing up for two end of semester events that highlight their extraordinary dancing, choreography, and filmmaking.

  • Advanced Technique/Improvisation

    Distance Learning Through Dance On Film

    Michael DeQuattro

    Dance on film is nothing new to the dance world and what students of our Advanced Technique/Improvisation class have dived into head first since the stay-at-home order was put in place. The class