Dance Department

Experience Dance at Xavier

Dance Performance

Mission and Philosophy

The Dance Department offers a variety of classes focusing on educating dancers in ballet, modern, and jazz technique, history, improvisation, and choreography. Other styles such as hip-hop, ethnic, salsa, etc...are also experienced throughout the year. We have an excellent relationship with the Arizona Dance Community, ASU and touring dance artists for master classes that are integrated into the curriculum.

dance collage

2022 - 2023 Performances

*Shows (except Senior Solos) begin at 7 p.m. & are $5 at the door)

December 4th 2pm - Christmas Pageant

April 4th Freshman Dance Performance

April 18th Intermediate/Dance Basics Performance

April 20th Advanced/Performance Show- *senior solos 6:30 pm

Yearly Showcase

Department Highlights

Dance Faculty

  • Mary Anne Herding, M.A. ’81

    Dance Teacher Dance Department Chair

    Intermediate Dance | Advanced Dance | Performance Dance | Dance Theater | National Honor Society for Dance Arts

  • Kelly Scovel, B.A.

    Dance Teacher

    Freshman/Level I Introduction to Dance | Dance Basics | Dance Theater | National Honor Society for Dance Arts

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