Butler's Department of Dance offers the serious dance student conservatory-based,  professional level training with a broad approach to liberal arts education. Dance majors at Butler acquire strong technical training based on a central focus of ballet; versatility in other techniques; the opportunity to perform extensively in a pre-professional company; broad exposure to academic subjects in dance and in other arts; and skills in writing, speaking and analysis from the humanities, mathematics and sciences.

page1Butler Ballet, the performance component of the program, is designed to offer extensive pre-professional opportunities. Butler Ballet produces full-length classical ballets - such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Giselle, and Cinderella - as well as original contemporary works by resident choreographers, licensed choreography such as Nacho Duato's Por Vos Muero, George Balanchine's Serenade and Walpurgisnacht, Paul Taylor's Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal), Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies and commissioned new works by recognized professionals in the field.

The Butler University Department of Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

 

 

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Lilly Hall, Room 50
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9346
Department Chair: Larry Attaway
Admin. Assistant: Judy Gauer
jgauer@butler.edu
(317) 940-9346