HARVARD DANCE CENTER
The Harvard Dance Center’s mission is artistic, academic, and civic leadership. It is a site that leads through equality and dignity for all, aims to foster agency through dance for students, and promotes the arts as agents of social change in the world.
The Dance Center is the primary venue for dance on campus. Dance offerings include curricular courses led by Dance faculty in Theater, Dance & Media, as well as non-credit Harvard community dance classes which span a wide range of genres for all abilities and levels of experience. Non-credit classes are now free for all Harvard students and a robust tuition assistance program is available for Harvard community members. The Dance Center regularly hosts guest artists and choreographers who teach master classes and hold residencies throughout the academic year, fostering exceptional opportunities for students to work with luminaries and innovators in the field and in disciplines linked to dance.
The Dance Center partners with departments and organizations across campus to provide workshops and dialogues that address important campus and cultural issues. It provides mentorship, support, and residency opportunities for student emerging choreographers, as well as for student-led dance groups which represent over 20 traditions from across the globe.
ALL ARE WELCOME
The Harvard Dance Center is a space where every student can be fully self-expressed without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe based on race, ethnicity, cultural background or tradition, biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or physical or mental ability; a space where the social contract supports each person's self-respect and dignity, and encourages everyone to respect others.
We are anti-racist and are actively challenging our own assumptions and biases as we work toward true equity for all. In that spirit, we do not tolerate racism, discrimination, bias, and intolerance of any kind from anyone in, associated with, or visiting the Harvard Dance Center in person or virtual spaces.
- Accessible Education Office (AEO): Partners with FAS students with visible and invisible disabilities to identify barriers and implement plans for access.
- Anonymous Reporting Hotline: If you have experienced, witnessed, or been impacted in any way by racial discrimination, you can contact the Anonymous Hotline, open 24/7. This hotline may be used to report a variety of ethical, integrity, safety, security, and compliance concerns and may be used by anyone including, but not limited to, students, faculty, postdocs, staff, patients, vendors, contractors and visitors, anywhere in the world.
- Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations: Offers programs, events, and grants designed to promote interracial and intercultural awareness and understanding in the Harvard community, as well as to highlight the cultural contributions of students from all backgrounds.
- Harvard Title IX Office: If you have experienced, witnessed, or been impacted in any way by sexual or gender-based harassment, Harvard's Title IX office or your local coordinator can provide you with options that feels right for you.
- Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR): A confidential space open to the entire Harvard community where people can process and understand their experiences and feel empowered to make the choice best suited to their needs. If you need immediate support call the 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 617.495.9100.
- Office of BGLTQ Student Life: Provides support, resources, and leadership development for BGLTQ students.
- Office of Diversity Education and Support: Offers faciliated trainings, workshops, and dialogues that promote diversity and inclusion, as well as one-to-one support around issues of identity and belonging at Harvard.
- Undocumented Students Support: Where you can find a number of resources available for undocumented students at Harvard College.
Harvard University is situated on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Massachusett people. Our University honors the historic Harvard Charter of 1650, which committed to our institution to “the education of English and Indian youth of this country.” As a chartered creation of the Massachusetts colonies and Commonwealth, Harvard evolved alongside the persistence of the Massachusett, Nipmuck, and Wampanoag Nations. Located near the Charles River, this place has long served as a site of meeting, exchange, and diplomacy among nations, with thousands of contemporary Native American people living in greater Boston and tens of thoughts in the state of Massachusetts. –– Harvard's Native American Program: Land Acknowledgment.
The Dance Center would like to pay its respects to elders of the Massachusett, Nipmuck, and Wampanoag people both past and present, and is committed to decolonizing its relationships with people and land at a local level in Cambridge, in Boston, and wherever it is located in virtual classrooms around the world. We understand that this acknowledgement is only a first step in restorative justice and repair of the harmful legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement of Indigenous peoples.