American College Dance Association 2018 - photo by Jim Coleman

UVM Dance welcomes everyone.

We encourage experienced dancers and those who wish to discover dance in college to come into our classrooms and studios, to move with us and to expand your understanding of dance as a performing art form. We aim to facilitate rich and meaningful interaction between students, faculty, and professional guest artists in the field.

Grounded in contemporary dance, the program provides opportunities to study in wide variety of styles/approaches, including contemporary dance technique, improvisation, composition, site performance, ballet, hip hop, African, Brazilian, and much more.

Learn about our new major in dance:

Join us for this upcoming event - Dancing Uphill 2020

Dancing Uphill 2020

Tickets for Dancing Uphill 2020 are available for purchase at the door of the event. Dancing Uphill 2020 is being presented in Mann Gymnasium located at 208 Colchester Avenue on the trinity campus of UVM. Tickets for Dancing Uphill 2020 are $10 for UVM students and $15 for all others. Tickets can be purchased at Mann Gymnasium by cash or check only. If paying by check please make it out to the University of Vermont. Seating is General admission and the performance begins at 7:30PM.
Again, tickets for Dancing Uphill 2020 are no longer available for purchase online or at the Royall Tyler Theatre box office. They can only be purchased at Mann Gymnasium, beginning at 6:15pm Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 25. Tickets are subject to availability.

  • Dancing Uphill 2018 (photo by Lindsay Raymondjack)

    Major or Minor in Dance

    Explore the art of dance through technique, composition, and performance.

    Learn more about the Dance degrees:

    Dance Major

    Dance Minor

Contact the UVM Dance Program


The Dance Program is part of the Department of Theatre & Dance, housed in Royall Tyler Theatre (116 University Place).

Many dance classes and performances take place in Cohen Hall (14 S. Williams St.) or Mann Gymnasium (208 Colchester Ave.) view campus map.

For more information, please contact:

University of Vermont
Dance Program
116 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405
Telephone: 802-656-2095

You can also view Frequently Asked Questions about the dance program.


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If you are a student with questions about dance courses or the dance minor, e-mail Prof. Paul Besaw ( or call (802)-656-7912.

Upcoming Events

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Site-specific performances, formal dance concerts, master classes, and more.

View the Calendar of Events

Performance Opportunities

Dancing Uphill 2018 (photo by Lindsay Raymondjack)

With departmental emphasis on student creative work, we have many opportunities for you in the Dance Program.

Student opportunities and performance