Extensions Dance Company
Extensions Dance Company is an audition-based, pre-professional concert dance ensemble that performs in jazz, contemporary and tap styles. Company members take advanced-level studio technique classes together and perform in mainstage concert dance productions at the historic Casino Theatre.
Students in Extensions work with 8-10 guest artists throughout each academic year. Past choreographers include Naila Ansari, Rich Ashworth, Joshua Blake Carter, Alicia-Lynn Nascimento Castro, Joe Celej, Brandi Coleman, Kimberley Cooper/Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Mike Esperanza, Melanie George/Jazz Is…Dance Project, Betsi Graves/Urbanity Dance, Hark Harootian, Spencer Gavin Hering, Carlos R.A. Jones, Kat Pantos/Pantos Project, Jackie Nowicki, Nailah Randall-Bellinger, Ashley Rich, Pat Taylor/JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble, Emily Schoen and Andrea Dawn Shelley.
Student choreographers present their work annually in the Student Choreography Showcase, held in the Megley Theatre. We also support and encourage our students’ efforts to show their work at conferences and festivals. Accomplished students have been selected to present at the American College Dance Association, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, BDTx (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Waxworks (Brooklyn, New York).
The Dance Club
The Dance Club is a student-run organization for dancers looking to perform and choreograph in a recreational atmosphere. Boasting an average of 175 members each academic year, it is the largest club on campus. The Dance Club includes representation of any dance style students show interest in. Performances are a popular event on campus and occur at the end of each semester.