Dancer Wellness Screening

On Sunday September 13th 2015, the Skidmore Dance Department offered it’s first Dancer Wellness Screening led by Sarah DiPasquale PT, DPT in collaboration with the Dancer Wellness Project and Sage Graduate School Physical Therapy Department. During this 1st annual event, 24 Skidmore dancers were tested for the strength, flexibility, balance, and aerobic capacity necessary to dance safely and efficiently. Teams of dancers and physical therapy students collected the measurements together to engage in an interdisciplinary learning process.

Following the screen, dancers were able to access their results using the Dancer Wellness Project. They also had a chance to meet individually with a licensed physical therapist to review their results create an individualized exercise plan based on their findings.

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Photos by Stephanie Hon, Class of 2016

Announcing SEE-Beyond awards….

Summer Educational Experiences –
Learning Beyond the Campus

Find more information at the SEE-Beyond website, along with information specific to how it applies to the Dance Department.

SEE-Beyond Awards invite students to explore new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals.

Dance Major Recipients


Skidmore College Named one of the Top 5 Dance Programs in the Country

“Skidmore College’s dance department emphasizes technical training in ballet and modern dance as well as academic inquiry of the field through compositional studies and historical research. The program has around 500 students; most dancers are double majors and study areas as diverse as business and government.

Programs: Classes are divided into four categories: Technique, Workshop/Production, Western Dance Forms, and Theory. Guest artists are frequently invited to the program to offer workshops, performances, and lectures.

Admissions: There is no audition requirement for the dance program. Skidmore uses the common application, which requires a 250- to 500-word personal essay on a topic provided by the school.”


Skidmore dance department profiled in Dance Magazine

In the summer of 2012, Skidmore College students and their professor explored what it means to fully give over to a collaborative process, and to do so while making something unchangeable and concrete. Brought together through the college’s Faculty/Student Summer Research Program, Rubén Graciani led four of his students in creating two dance films that they collectively choreographed, shot, and edited on and around the Skidmore campus. Photo By: Erin Kobor