Lang’s location in downtown New York City provides access to some of the nation’s most adventurous choreographers, dancers, scholars and institutions.
Students frequently attend performances with their professors at NYC arts institutions including New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Judson Memorial Church, MoMA, PS1, and the New Museum
Students learn and perform dances choreographed by Artists-in-Residence from Movement Research, a New York City organization that supports experimentation in the movement-based arts.
In a course called Black Boxes & White Cubes, students interested in relations between dance and the visual arts gain unique access to the New Museum and study with the museum’s resident choreographers
In a course called Vogue’ology, students switch between seminar classes, studio sessions and fieldwork in order to study Vogue, the signature dance form of New York City’s House|Ballroom scene.
Through the “Dance in Education: I Have a Dream Seminar and Practicum,” students have an opportunity to teach dance at PS 7, a middle school in Harlem.
Some of the most adventurous choreographers in the field teach at Lang, giving students an opportunity to create, learn, and perform dances in NYC venues, while participating in contemporary conversations about dance-making.
Internships with important dance presenters, service organizations, dance companies and schools give students experience working with professionals in the field, and to establish an extensive network of contacts.
Students come in contact with a rotating roster of active and high profile dance professionals throughout their study at Lang, preparing students to transition into the profession after graduation.