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Dance Program and Minor

Want to minor in dance?  A beginner who wants to explore? Someone who wants to build on a previous dance background? The Dance Program at Holy Cross covers a wide range of styles: jazz, modern, ballet. Our courses and tutorials are grounded in an understanding of dance history, as well as technique and composition. The courses fulfill the College's arts requirement; students may minor in dance. View the dance minor requirements.

“I give students tools to find self-expression and creativity.  I want students to feel more comfortable in their own bodies, to have heightened self-esteem, new friends, and a connection and understanding of musicality and movement."

Jimena Bermejo
Director of Dance Program


“It’s about letting go of old habits, opening a little window, and knowing there’s a whole world out there to relax in movement.  It’s the moment to think about ‘Dance is bigger than I thought.’”

Kaela San Lee
Movement Specialist
Dance Program


”I approach both kinesthetic and academic learning with an awareness of diversity and individuality, honing in on important fundamentals that foster self-confidence and a sense of community in the classroom. “

Audra Carabetta
Dance Lecturer


"I empower students to use dance to embrace who they are, how they move, and how they conncet to the world around them.  I value and encourage creativity, curiosity, and fearless exploration."

Jaclyn Waguespack
Dance Lecturer



Lecture Demonstration on Breakdancing


At the invitation of the Holy Cross Dance program, Taylor Travassos-Lomba (aka RTHYM) and b-boy and b-girl dancers from Rhode Island and Worcester gave a lecture-demonstration about breakin' in Memorial Plaza on Oct. 21, 2019. In addition to the performance, the dancers taught two master classes.