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AscenDance is a contemporary ballet company on campus that is entirely student run; students act as choreographers, as teachers and as dancers in the company. Our founders created ascenDance to increase the opportunity for dance and student choreography on the Wellesley College campus. Our company is open to all levels and we do not audition. We learn and perform a variety of styles of dance including classical ballet, contemporary ballet and modern.
The Wellesley College Ballroom Dance Team is made up of women from all four classes with one thing in common: we love to dance! We train alongside the MIT Ballroom Dance Team and compete in ballroom competitions all over the East Coast throughout the year. We have dancers in every level, from newcomer up to championship. We also perform on campus and periodically offer social ballroom classes.
Dance Collective was founded in 1999. Although we say that we're a modern dance group, that doesn't mean we only do one style of dance. The kinds of movement we do are determined by whatever dance backgrounds the members bring to the table - and whatever new styles they want to try out.We don't require or even expect dance experience; all we ask is that you be open to moving!
FreeStyle is Wellesley's premiere hip hop dance troupe. We are an open and inclusive dance troupe founded in the spring of 1997 created to enhance the performing arts and promote hip-hop and funk-oriented dance at Wellesley College.
Wellesley College Dancers
The Wellesley College Dancers is a student-organized dance company that represents a variety of training in the art of dance. Focusing in classical ballet, lyrical, modern, and jazz, all dances and performances are student-choreographed and rehearsed on a weekly basis. Wellesley College Dancers encourages the the development of improvisation, community, and the diversity of dance.
Yanvalou Drum & Dance Ensemble is a folkloric group that performs the traditional music and dance of Africa as it exists today in Haiti, Brazil, and Ghana among other countries of the African diaspora. Students learn and perform the movement, rhythm, song, and folkloric tales that are part of these rich traditions in an ensemble that is unique in the Boston area.