The history of the dance program at Hathaway Brown School boasts a rich legacy of modern dance dating back to the mid-1930s, when physical education teacher Jessica Nixon first brought dance to the School. Since that time, it has grown into a collegiate-model modern dance program with an emphasis on Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban principles. Classes in Contemporary Dance are offered during the school day with additional offerings in Contemporary Dance and Ballet in the After School Program. Students enrolled in Advanced Company do so by invitation of the instructor. This is a full credit course that encourages serious dancers to assume more responsibility for producing their own work. All dance students have ample opportunities to participate in master classes and residencies with local and internationally renowned dancers and choreographers as well as belong to the student dance club Moving Company. One of the highlights of HB’s dance program is The Young Choreographers Brown Bag Series, which brings young choreographers and professional dancers together for a day of making dance. This series is free and open to the public.