Henle Dance Pavilion

Union in motion

Heart and soul (and sole), energy and imagination, movement galore are on hand (and foot!) in the state-of-the-art Henle Dance Pavilion. This stunning building overlooks Jackson’s Garden, offering one of the most spectacular views on campus, and its facilities are first-rate. The dance studio has a spring floor and 20-foot ceilings that safely permit lifts and aerials, and also includes classrooms, rehearsal spaces, a conference room and a costume shop. “An Intimate Afternoon with Dancers” is performed here each spring during ReUnion, our alumni weekend. The Union Dance Program offers technique classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, choreography and more.

A student leaping as part of a dance routine performed in Henle Pavilion.
Students sitting and studying in the Henle Dance Pavilion lobby.

Factoid: The Henle lobby serves as dancer work spaces and features two fine art limited edition bronze works, “The Shade” and “Age of Bronze,” each of which bears the stamped signature of 19th century French sculptor Rodin. They were gifted to the College by Leslie and 'David Steiner in honor of their daughters, Courtney Steiner '12 and Rachel Steiner '14.

A group of students dancing in the Henle Dance Pavilion.

Students seated on the pavilion floor during a dance class break.
Students in a movement class in Henle examining a skeleton model.