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"I see dance being used as communication between body and soul,  to express what is too deep to find for words." - Ruth St. Denis

Welcome to the Dance Department at Notre Dame Academy.  Here students not only gain knowledge through instruction and practice but are given the intellectual space to develop as dancers and dance artists. With an emphasis on technique, dance history, and dance composition, students learn the fundamentals while diving deeper into the artistic process through inquiry based learning.

What does a Virtual Dance Class look like? 

The Dance department has transitioned to the virtual space with ease by continuing our focus on technique, choreography, and now exploring dance for the camera.  Students collaborate to create dance studies that use zoom as parameters for artistic expression.

Dance Department 2020 - Dancing Alone Together

Dance Department 2020 - Dancing Alone Together
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Dance Department 2020 - Dancing Alone Together

Dance Department 2020 - Dancing Alone Together

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Solo Group Dance - Advanced Dance 2020

Solo Group Dance - Advanced Dance 2020

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Advanced - Trio - Dancing in the Frame

Advanced - Trio - Dancing in the Frame

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Advanced Dance - Choreography by Clara McNeal '20
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Flashlight - Advanced  2019
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Advanced Dance 2018 - Light
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Advanced Dance 2018-  Broken Glass
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Introduction to Dance 2017 - Hairspray
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Kesselring Dance Film - 2016 Advanced Dance and Film Studies Collaboration
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Past Performances

Alumnae Feature

Join alum Jacquelyn Tepper '16 for a discussion of her Northwestern Thesis  - What do You Call Spontaneous Dance?

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Jacquelyn Tepper

Class of 2016

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