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Dance Facilities

Putnam Hall

The home of the School of Dance, Putnam Hall is the dedicated space for your dance classes, rehearsals, and concerts. There are five spring-floor dance studios available for your use, as well as a fully-equipped pilates lab. There’s a 225-seat dance studio theater, two 40-seat lecture rooms, and instruments to provide live accompaniment for classes such as pianos, Ghanaian drums and other percussion materials.

Shape Clinic

304 Putnam Hall

At the Science and Health in Artistic Performance Clinic (SHAPe Clinic), injured performing artists at Ohio University can be evaluated, treated and receive health and wellness advice from licensed athletic trainers who have the specialized equipment and knowledge to treat their injuries. The care is provided with no out-of-pocket costs to the patients, who include dancers, musicians, actors and members of OHIO's Marching 110. In addition to the clinic, SHAPe provides on-site health care coverage for dance concerts, physical theater performances and Marching 110 football game performances, along with a variety of research and educational activities.

The facility is a unique collaboration between the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the College of Fine Arts. It was launched in August 2013 with the help of faculty and administrators in both colleges, along with a grant from Ohio University's 1804 Fund.


Shirley Wimmer Theater

The Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater is the College of Fine Arts premier dance facility, a 225-seat studio theater featuring 15x50 foot mirror wall, projection room, professional audio system, and large 3200 square foot marley floor where classes, studio sessions, and performances are held.