Bates College offers a major and a minor in dance based in the tradition of dance as a performing art form. Integrating both theory and practice within the framework of a liberal arts education, the Bates Dance program develops an understanding of art, culture, and humanity through dance. Both the major and the minor encourage original choreographic work and provide a variety of performing opportunities for students at all levels of experience. Students can major or minor in dance and can also incorporate dance into interdisciplinary studies programs. Courses are open to all students whether seeking a degree or studying dance as an elective area of interest.

Major/minor Requirements

You can refer to Catalog as of Sept. 2011 for the official academic program, or get a sneak peek here of the Major/minor requirements.

DANCE REUNION 2011 (April 29 - May 1)

Dedicated to Leonard Plavin

Reunion photos!

If you have photos posted to the web please let us know
Here is a link to the first ones submitted by Ebbe Sweet'11 Sweet- Reunion Concert
and Sweet - Reunion '08-'10 rehearsal

Rastko Kovacevic has submitted his much awaited photos taken from Leonard's favorite vantage point, front and center. If dancers want to use the photos for commercial purposes, all he asks is for photo credit and a note as to how the photo is used and he will send a full resolution digital image. His email is The photos can be seen at: Kovacevic- Reunion Concert

If you do NOT want your photo posted please let us know.

Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.