Dance

Rooted in tradition, committed to innovating, the OFA Dance Program supports studies in dance composition, improvisation, performance, choreographic design and history of dance with an emphasis on collaboration and trans-disciplinary inquiry.

Buy tickets online for Dance Program Spring Performances 2014, March 27-29.
Photo: Eric Antoniou.

Apply today: Spring 2014 Emerging Choreographer applications due 1/27!
Photo: Eric Antoniou.

New credit course: THE HARVARD DANCE PROJECT (Music 12hfr).
Photo: Eric Antoniou.

Spring 2014 credit course! Master Work: The Choreographic Process of William Forsythe (Music 103r).
Photo: Eric Antoniou.

Spring 2014 non-credit class information now available! Register for dance classes 2/4 & 2/5 at the Harvard Dance Center.
Photo: Eric Antoniou.

Can't commit to a full semester of dance classes? Drop-in classes now available at the Harvard Dance Center.
Photo: Liza Voll.

1/31: Dance Program Movie Night!
Only When I Dance featuring Boston Ballet dancer Irlan Silva.


Aszure Barton taught a master class in October 2013, and was our Wintersession 2014 Artist-in-Residence.
Photo: Graeme Mitchell.

2/6: Master Class with Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet Artistic Director.
Photo: Liza Voll.


2/7: Boston Ballet Dance Talk with
Russell Kaiser, Boston Ballet Assistant Artistic Director.
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.


2/10: Master Class/Audition with Spring 2014 Artist-in-Residence Dwight Rhoden.
Photo: Jae Man Joo.

2/21: Dance Program Movie Night!
Singin' in the Rain


A Letter from President Faust:
"Slow Dancing reminds us of what we lose when we fail to take time and make time..."

Watch RE:RE:RE: Dance Installation, by Jill Johnson, premiered Dec. 2011, performed Feb. 2012; Apr. 2012 at ARTS FIRST on the steps of Widener Library.
Photo: Liza Voll.

Margie Gillis taught a master class to Harvard students in October 2011.
Photo: Lois Greenfield.

William Forsythe taught a master class to Harvard students in October 2011.
Photo: Teresa Lattanzio.

Jorma Elo taught a master class to Harvard students in January 2012.
Photo: Teresa Lattanzio.

Jill Johnson and Christopher Roman taught a contact improvisation workshop to Harvard students in February 2012.
Photo: Teresa Lattanzio.

Ohad Naharin taught a master class to Harvard students in March 2012.

Pauline Oliveros taught a Deep Listening Intensive to Harvard students in April 2012.
Photo: Teresa Lattanzio.


David Hallberg taught a master class to Harvard students in April 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.


Robert Battle spoke at Harvard about becoming Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in April 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.


John Jasperse taught a master class to Harvard students in September 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.


Desmond Richardson taught a master class to Harvard students in September 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.


Mikko Nissinen taught a master class to Harvard students in September 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.


Andrea Miller taught a master class to Harvard students in September 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.


Ariel Freedman taught Gaga master classes to Harvard students in October 2012 & October 2013.
Photo: Kõvágó Nagy Imre.


Chet Walker taught a Fosse master class to Harvard students in November 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.


Francesca Harper taught master classes to Harvard students in February 2013 & October 2013.
Photo: Francesca Harper.

Jon Morris taught a master class to Harvard students in February 2013.
Photo: Courtesy of Jon Morris.

Ronald K. Brown taught a master class to Harvard students in March 2013.
Photo: Basil Childers.

Josh Rhodes taught a master class to Harvard students in March 2013.
Photo: Courtesy of Josh Rhodes.

Patrick Corbin taught a master class to Harvard students in April 2013.
Photos: David Morgan, Lois Greenfield.

Rika Okamoto taught a Twyla Tharp Workshop to Harvard students in April 2013.
Photo: Courtesy of Rika Okamoto.

Kyle Abraham taught a master class to Harvard students in September 2013.
Photo: Kyle Abraham.

Peter Chu taught a Master Class to Harvard students in November 2013.
Photo: Peter Chu.

Megan Murdock '14 & Timothy McCormack PhD '16 in The Sound of Distance in Itself
by Jill Johnson, Dance Program Spring Performances 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.

Tsung-Yun Tzeng EXT '13 in Third Rail by Jill Johnson & Christopher Roman,
Dance Program Spring Performances 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.

Shayna Skal '13, Mackenzie Dolginow '13, & Halimeda Glickman-Hoch '12 in Christopher Roman's The Sum of Missing Parts, Dance Program Spring Performances 2012. Photo: Liza Voll.

Shayna Skal '13 in Christopher Roman's The Sum of Missing Parts, Dance Program Spring Performances 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.

Timothy McCormack PhD '16 in John Jasperse's Relay Circuit Overlay, part of
Dance Program Winter Performances 2012.
Photo: Liza Voll.

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