dance student doing a backbend

About the Dance Program

We offer a variety of opportunities for our students—from dancing for social change to company internships, we want to see you thrive. In our dance program, you can perform in international collaborations, develop your technique with professional mentors, and experience the benefits of the personal attention that a small liberal arts college like Westminster offers. Prepare to be a cultural leader, to enhance your digital skills, and open your eyes to a world that can be understood through dance and movement.

The Westminster dance program is intended for students who dance in their dreams. We believe dance has the power to evoke emotions, change perspectives, and alter the world. Our program includes a vigorous dance training and internships with local successful dance companies, as well as training in pedagogy, anatomy, arts administration, and much more. You’ll study not only ballet and modern dance from the Western concert dance tradition, but also a variety of other somatic and cross-cultural forms, exploring your creative voice through the use of improvisation and composition practices.

If you are interested in visiting with the program, email the admissions office (admission@westminstercollege.edu) and they will ensure that you observe a class and meet the dance faculty.

Upcoming Performances Dance Auditions



dance student stretching in a studio in black and white

Dance student stretching leg out while holding a bar in a studio

Current Student Resources

Program Handbook

If you have any questions, email Meghan Wall (mwall@westminstercollege.edu) or drop by Meghan's office in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.

View The Program Handbook

Three dance students performing on a stage with purple lighting

"In Sugar House, there isn’t a strong performing arts identity other than Westminster College. In our immediate community, we are going to be a place for people to go to and know that they can come here for music, theatre, and dance."

Chris Quinn, director of the Gillmor School of Music

Read their story

Florence J. Gillmor Hall Expansion

Florence J. Gillmor Hall, an expansion to the existing Jewett Center for the Performing Arts, will transform the experience of performing and fine arts students with enhanced classroom, rehearsal, and performance spaces. To better serve dance majors, the expansion will include:

  • a new combination performance/rehearsal space, giving the dance program a permanent home on the Westminster campus and providing dance students more performance and rehearsal opportunities for student projects, such as the senior showcase concert;
  • enlarged scene and costume shops that will increase capacity for production services and teaching;
  • a green room and dressing rooms for dancers and other performing artists; and
  • shared creative spaces that establish a performing arts hub on campus, inviting collaboration among music, theatre arts, and dance students and faculty.

Meet the Faculty

Michelle Armstrong

Michelle Armstrong

Adjunct - Dance

Bethany Hansen

Bethany Hansen

Adjunct

Carly Schaub

Carly Schaub

Adjunct - Dance

Allison Shir

Allison Shir

Adjunct - Dance

Meghan Wall

Meghan Wall

Assistant Professor