Student-Led Dance Groups & Residency

Photo: Harvard Bhangra. Credit: Liza Voll
Student-Led Dance Group Residency

Student-led dance groups at Harvard may apply for a one-week residency at the Harvard Dance Center! Residency activities may include informal showings, open rehearsals, workshops, or performances. Only two residencies will be held per academic year (one per semester), but two or more student-led dance groups may submit a combined application for a collaborative residency.


Spring 2019 Application Deadline EXTENDED: Sunday, January 13, 2019 (11:59 pm)

Spring 2019 Residency Dates: Sunday, March 3-Sunday, March 10, 2019 

Harvard Dance Center Student-led Dance Group Residencies offers the use of the Dance Center's 3,500 square foot Studio 1. Artistic and producing mentorship is available to students throughout the academic year, though students are expected to take full ownership of all managing and producing aspects of their residency. 

Additional Residency Information:
Harvard Dance Center 2018-2019 Residencies includes the 3,500 square foot Studio 1 with the option for risers or chairs, sound (via portable device, laptop, etc.), and pre-programmed lights accessible via Studio 1 wall panel. A required residency orientation meeting with the Dance Center staff will be scheduled in the first two weeks of the term and another required production meeting with the Dance Technical Supervisor will be scheduled following. Lighting design and production mentorship is available to students throughout the academic year, though students are expected to set up and run all technical aspects of their showings or performances.

For questions about the residency and/or application process, contact Elizabeth Epsen at

Fall 2018 Residency Dates: October 28-November 4, 2018

The Fall 2018 residency have been awarded to the Asian American Dance Troupe (AADT) and Harvard Bhangra for a collaborative residency. Their residency week activities at Harvard Dance Center are the following:

  • Tuesday, 10/30, 6-7:30pm: Workshop with AADT and Bhangra
  • Wednesday, 10/31, 7:30-9pm: AADT/Bhangra Meet + Greet 

Saturday, 11/3, 4pm & 6pm: Performances of Horizon

Reserving Studio Space

The Dance Center has two studios and one Green Room. Studio 1 capacity: 80. Studio 2 capacity: 30. Offers: Mirrors, barres, sprung floor with marley, pianos. Dressing rooms, showers, gender neutral restrooms. The green room can also be booked for small rehearsals. Capacity: 10. 

The Director's Studio at the OFA, 74 Mt. Auburn Street. Capacity: 20. Offers: mirrors, sound system, barres, sprung floor with Marley, upright piano. There are two restrooms that can be used as changing rooms.  

For detailed information on reserving studio space at the Dance Center or OFA Director's Studio, read the Dance Center Guidelines

Student-Led Dance Groups at Harvard

Asian American Dance Troupe  
Chunsa Dance Troupe (Korean Association)
Corcairdhearg: Harvard College Irish Dancers
Crimson Dance Team
Dancing to Heal
Expressions Dance Company
Fuerza Latina (Candela Salsa Dance Troupe)
Harvard Ballet Company
Harvard Ballroom Dance Team
Harvard Ballet Folkloric de Aztlan
Harvard Bhangra Dance Company
Harvard Breakers
Harvard Capoiera

Harvard Chinese Dance Troupe  
Harvard CityStep

Harvard College Middle Eastern Dance Company
Harvard Deepam
Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Harvard Raftaar
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble (PADAME)
Passus: Harvard College Step Team
Omo Naija

Photo: Harvard Bhangra at Harvard Dance Center. Credit: Liza Voll.