Yale Danceworks

Welcome to Danceworks!

Founded in 1984, we’re both the second-oldest dance group and the largest non-audition dance group at Yale!

FALL 2020 UPDATE: Due to Yale College regulations, no student groups are allowed to meet in-person, even if socially distanced. Instead of meeting in person for weekly rehearsals, midterm, and tech week, we will be fully virtual for this semester. However, we will still have our regular semester-long dances with weekly practices and a final video performance at the end of the semester (look at our Spring 2020 performance video at the bottom of this page). We are also introducing weekly workshops and more social events throughout the semester to continue building our community with all our members! Please click this link to see our info session slideshow that has everything you need to know for this semester. We are more lax about how you can join dances, so please email the choreographers if you’re interested in joining their weekly dances or wait for the announcement of upcoming workshops!

Since everything is online, please follow us on Instagram and TikTok @yaledanceworks and like our page on Facebook to keep up with everything we have in store for you!

We’re all about keeping it fierce, classy, and LOUD! Our shows are full of positive energy, and you will immediately feel like part of a huge family when you dance with us.

We’re a multi-style, multi-level dance group with over 200 different members! We showcase pieces from a smattering of genres, from Broadway and Contemporary to Hip-Hop and K-POP

We’re full of incredibly talented and hardworking dancers, some of whom have been dancing their entire lives, right alongside other performers who’ve never danced before. Danceworks is a space where you can grow as a dancer, a performer, and as a person, and express yourself and your identity through movement!

Our dancers keep coming back to Danceworks, because of the empowering and supportive community we’ve built through the years. We perform twice per academic year – once in the Fall Semester, and once in the Spring! If you’d like to dance or choreograph with us (any Yale-affiliates are welcome, including graduate students and even faculty), email us at yaledanceworks@gmail.com, and look out for our Information Sessions at the beginning of each semester!