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Panoramic Dance Project

Panoramic Dance Project is an academic dance company of NC State University that presents a variety of dance styles from the African diaspora with a focus on African, hip-hop and Latin dance. Explore culturally rich dance traditions with renowned artists and scholars. As a member of the Panoramic Dance Project, you’ll:

  • Take technique classes in a variety of dance styles in a world context
  • Learn from and collaborate with prominent guest choreographers and teachers
  • Develop and perform your own choreography

The company performs works by the Dance Program faculty, invited guest artists and student members. Francine Ott is the artistic director of the company. Learn about auditions for the Panoramic Dance Project.

When do you rehearse?

Classes and rehearsals are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

When do you perform?

The company performs annually in the Dance Program Fall Concert and presents a formal spring concert at NC State as well as performs in other on and off campus venues. Projects have included the Dereck Whittenburg Foundation Gala,  a mixed media modern dance performance at the NC Museum of History for Black History Month, a performance for Respect the Pack event, and a mentoring workshop for Davis Drive Middle School students.

How many academic credits do members receive?

Students receive one credit hour per semester for participation.

Meet Panoramic Dance Project Members

See these students perform at the upcoming concert