performing arts

Clubs & Organizations…

Singing, theater and other groups are open to Art students and others interested in participating.

Sawyer Fine Arts Center…

The Sawyer Fine Arts Center houses the Marian Graves Mugar Gallery, the Everett and Ruth Woodman Dance Studio, the Sawyer Theatre and stagecraft shop.


Instruction at multiple levels of ballet, jazz and modern dance are offered, as well as in choreography.

The Colby-Sawyer College Dance Club provides students with the opportunity to further their creative energies through the art form of dance. This club is a student organization, which produces two shows, "An Evening of Dance" in the fall and "Expressions of Dance" in the spring. A variety of styles and techniques are showcased from Classical Ballet to Hip Hop and Jazz. Students, as well as many alumni and other sources, choreograph the dances.


Music appreciation and a variety of applied music activities are open to all students: applied lessons, music master classes, and performance ensemble work. Credit is given for piano, voice or other applied music, subject to approval by the department.

The Colby-Sawyer College Singers is open to all members of the student body as an opportunity for musical expression. The chorus presents performances of choral literature ranging from madrigals and choral masterworks to folk songs, contemporary music, and excerpts from musicals.


Courses are offered in acting, directing and stagecraft, as well as in performing arts history.

The Colby-Sawyer Players, a student organization, gives all students opportunities for involvement with theatrical productions. The Colby-Sawyer Players offers the campus community a small-scale theatrical production each year in either the fall or spring semester. The organization provides students with the opportunity to discuss theatre with other students who appreciate the performing arts and to promote theatre appreciation across campus.