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Katherine Brubaker

Katherine Brubaker is a Features contributor. She can be reached at keb2@princeton.edu.


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‘Because of tradition’: Disagreements and changes within Princeton’s dance group hierarchy

Princeton’s student-led dance community boasts more than 15 ensembles, each with unique styles, traditions, and requirements. These groups are known for their professional caliber performances and near-professional time commitments. Student concerns about social hierarchy and elitism within the dance community prompted policy changes in the midst of the pandemic — specifically, the dissolution of a coalition known as G4. In the first in-person year since these changes, dance groups are still adjusting. 

Princeton’s student-led dance community boasts more than 15 ensembles, each with unique styles, traditions, and requirements. These groups are known for their professional caliber performances and near-professional time commitments. Student concerns about social hierarchy and elitism within the dance community prompted policy changes in the midst of the pandemic — specifically, the dissolution of a coalition known as G4. In the first in-person year since these changes, dance groups are still adjusting. 


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