The Dance Center adjoins the Sports and Recreation Center. It consists of three areas including two spacious studios; a large dance, sport, and recreation area; and the fully equipped Dance Theater with adjoining dressing rooms.
The two dance studios (50’x50′) have Harlequin Woodspring Basketweave System sprung wood floors covered with marley, large windows, ballet barres, mirrors, baby grand pianos, and sound systems.
The Dance Theater is a 184-seat auditorium with a 40′ (wide) by 20′ (deep) sprung stage floor covered with marley. The theater has a repertory dance lighting plot, controlled by a ETC Element 40-250 channel light board with 120-2.4k dimmers. The sound system is powered by an Allen & Heath 36-channel mixing board. Three pairs of speakers create a balanced sound reproduction both in the house and on stage. The Dance Theater is the center for dance activities during the academic year, and hosts professional dance companies throughout the year.