Elon University

Elon University Department of Performing Arts Dance Program

LOCATION: Elon, NC
YEAR EST.: 2006
DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP: Jen Guy Metcalf (Dance Program Coordinator), Lauren Kearns (Department of Performing Arts Chair)
DTCB COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: Jen Guy Metcalf, Renay Aumiller
DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED: B.F.A. Dance Performance & Choreography, B.S. Dance Science
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Ballet, Contemporary, West African, Choreography
CONTACT: Websitejguy@elon.edu
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
At Elon, the Dance Performance & Choreography students receive 21st century dance training with a focus on technical training, creative exploration, choreographic skills, body-mind centering knowledge and collaborative dance-making. You will grow and develop with dynamic professors who teach you to sharpen your dance technique, hone your creative skills, cultivate your dance artistry and deepen your understanding of all aspects of dance. The Dance Science students are prepared with a breadth of knowledge in the sub disciplines of dance science and for students to reach their highest technical and creative potential in a variety of dance forms. The focus is on the practical application of scientific principles to enhance dance and movement performance, improve dance training, reduce injury and contribute to the overall well being of dancers.

NOTABLE ALUMNI:
-Julie Crothers: 2020 Dance Magazine 25 To Watch
-Lauren Renck: Radio City Rockettes
-Nicole Ivan: Bodiography Contemporary Ballet
-Rachel Zain: DanceOn
-Amber Schmiesing: Award-Winning Freelance Dance Filmmaker
-Sarah Beacham: Virginia Ballet Theatre
-Liz Stillerman: Elements Contemporary Ballet
-Mathew D’Amico: Clear Talent Group
-Helen Phelan: Helen Phelan Studio
-Kristen Brooks Sandler: Associate Choreographer for Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame at Gothenberg Opera in Sweden