Welcome

Choreographing Community

Will Rawls, Class of 2000, brings body and movement to the Williams community. More »

Choreographic Experiment

Master classes, workshops, internships, residencies, concerts and collaboration with faculty, peers, and guest artists are vital parts of the cultural experiences we offer the community. More »

INISH

INISH, the Dance Program’s newest dance and music ensemble, was founded in the fall of 2004. The word “inish” means both “island” and “to tell” in the Gaelic language. More »

Sankofa

Sankofa is the Williams College step team. The word “sankofa,” from the Akan people in Ghana, loosely translates to “reaching back in order to move forward.” More »

Kusika

Kusika is an ensemble dedicated to performing music, dance, and storytelling from Africa and the African Diaspora. The group takes its name from the Shona people of Zimbabwe. In their language, “kusika” means “to create.” More »

CoDa

CoDa, which focuses on contemporary dance with a strong base in modern and ballet techniques, enjoys a rich history on the Williams campus. More »

Zambezi

Founded in 1992, The Zambezi Marimba Band plays marimba music from Zimbabwe and Ghana. More »
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The study of dance at Williams is grounded in the understanding that dance is a universal art form. We provide the opportunity to study and experience dance as technique, composition, history, theory, and performance in the context of a liberal arts education. Our five ensembles study and perform on and off campus throughout the academic year.

Master classes, workshops, internships, residencies, concerts, and collaboration with faculty, peers, and guest artists are vital parts of the cultural experiences we offer the community. Some dance classes are available for Physical Education credit, and participation in all companies is through audition or invitation by faculty.