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    Why Study Modern Dance?

    Do you want to join a contemporary dance company? The Modern Dance concentration at MMC provides training in a variety of techniques, preparing you with a strong understanding of the principles of multiple techniques. You will be able to use these principles in work with contemporary choreographers across a range of genres.

    Why Study Modern Dance at MMC?

    MMC offers a rich program of study in the essential movement principles and skills particular to the modern dance form, preparing you to be a versatile, knowledgeable artist. You will study a range of classical modern techniques such as Graham, Limon, Horton, and Nikolais/Louis and learn global dance forms such as Bharatantayam. You’ll delve deeply into improvisational skills and coursework that encourages an in-depth exploration of movement, providing you valuable skills necessary for individual freedom of expression in both the performance and invention of dance. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of contemporary choreographers to prepare for work with multiple dance companies in the field.

    What You Will Learn

    • You will learn to analyze and understand the principles of specific modern dance techniques.
    • You will utilize improvisation as a means to explore artistry and to generate movement ideas.
    • You will develop an increased ability to learn new movement concepts and skills.
    • You will develop professional and independent learning skills in the classroom and rehearsal.


    Dancing at a Distance

    With the reopening of MMC’s Main Campus during the Fall 2020 semester, the Department of Dance was challenged with continuing instruction in a discipline characterized by live performance. Following the Virtual/Open Campus model of education, dance instruction persevered via the addition of new equipment, implementation of health and safety protocols, and the determination of MMC students and faculty.


    Start your journey today.

    Learn more about the application and audition process, take a virtual tour, and chat with current students right from the comfort of your home.