Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

The Dartmouth Dance Ensemble is a professionally led performance group devoted to showcasing the talent of Dartmouth College students, staff and community members in the work of established choreographers.

Director John Heginbotham and Choreographer-in-Residence Rebecca Stenn, both based out of NYC, offer training in ballet and contemporary dance techniques, multiple performance opportunities throughout the academic year and the chance to experience a breadth of dance styles and content.

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The Dartmouth Dance Ensemble is an all-inclusive group, and no audition is required to join. Members of the DDE come from a range of experience; some members are professional-level dancers, and some have relatively little formal dance training. All are welcome. Our meetings and rehearsals take place on Sundays from 2-4 pm in Straus Dance Studio.

Below are two excerpts from the DDE's Radiohead project, Everything in Its Right Place and Kid A.

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble - Radiohead


Dartmouth Dance Ensemble - Everything in Its Right Place


A tap quartet that takes on the classic vaudevillian number The B.S. Chorus.

DDE Tap Quartet - Director's Cut


DDE - Tap Quartet Outtake


Upcoming Dance Ensemble Events

Upcoming Dance Ensemble Events

From the World of Dance

dde spring 21 performance

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble Spring '21 Performance

After many months of developing our dances remotely, members of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble gathered together, many of us in-person, to share two informal outdoor concerts. The performers include Dartmouth undergrads, faculty and All-Star alumni.

Dance Heginbotham

Dance Heginbotham: 24 Caprices

In this ambitious new virtual dance on film project, Dance Heginbotham (DH) collaborates with violinist Colin Jacobsen, "one of the most interesting figures on the classical music scene" (The Washington Post). 

Dreaming up a new ‘Dream Ballet’ for ‘Oklahoma!’

Dreaming up a new ‘Dream Ballet’ for ‘Oklahoma!’

July 25, 2019

There’s a new production of “Oklahoma!” on Broadway directed by Daniel Fish and choreographed by Dartmouth’s own John Heginbotham that’s surprising audiences and winning praise from critics.

More about the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

20 yrs

2019 is the DDE's 20th anniversary


Everything the DDE performs is original

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

The DDE regularly collaborates with Hop instrumental and vocal ensembles

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