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DANCE PROGRAM


For Prospective Dance Students:
Click to watch Videos about the Dance Program at UMass Amherst
(Dance students talking about their experiences)

Link to the 2016-17 Dance Program brochure (pdf)

Give Now - Dance Support the UMASS RISING Campaign: Click on the button to make a gift to Dance.
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FACULTY OPENING (click for pdf):
Assistant Professor of Dance/Dance Education

 

Click for Dance Intensive Workshop video with guest artist Helen Pickett in the new studio!

 

Welcome to the Dance Program at
UMass Amherst!     

The UMass Amherst Dance Program provides a uniquely diverse education to aspiring performers, makers and teaching artists.

Students will study with world renowned faculty in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Contemporary Techniques choosing to obtain a BFA or BA degree.

Students who choose to study at UMass not only benefit from the larger University setting at their home campus of UMass, but as a part of the FIve College Dance Department (consisting of Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith Colleges), students quadruple their opportunities in course choices, performance opportunities and networking.

Our dancers work with guest artists at the forefront of their craft in both the US and Europe and can choose to study abroad during their matriculation.

Thomas Vacanti, Director of the Dance Program

 

 

Annie Heath in Before/After

 


DANCE EVENTS
Spring 2017

Link to FCDD Calendar

Fri, Jan. 27, 11am, Kendall Hall, Mt. Holyoke College
MASTERCLASS: ADVANCED BALLET with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company

Fri & Sat, Jan. 27 & 28, Totman
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE WORKSHOP with DIANE LAURENSON
Fri. 4-7pm, Sat. 10am-1pm
Open to FCDD Dancers, $25, cmaclutsky@dance.umass.edu

Wed, Feb. 8, 2:30-4pm, Kendall Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, Free
HULA WORKSHOP & TALK
Choreographer Michael Pili Pang

Thurs, Feb. 9, 7:30pm, FAC Concert Hall, UMass
HAWAIIAN DANCE CONCERT: When Mortals Mingle with Gods
Halau Hula Ka No Eau company
Link to tickets/info

Fri & Sat, Feb. 10 & 11, Totman
WORKSHOP with JOHNNIE CRUISE MERCER
Contemporary with a focus in vogue, popping & social dance
Fri. 4-7pm, Sat. 10am-1pm
Open to FCDD Dancers, $25, cmaclutsky@dance.umass.edu

Tues. Feb. 28, 7:30pm, FAC Concert Hall     Tickets/info
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY
Plus: Masterclass TBA

Thurs-Sat, March 2-4, 8pm, Kirby Theatre, Amherst College
FCDD FACULTY CONCERT

Thurs-Sat, April 20-22, 7:30pm, Bowker Auditorium, UMass
ALIVE WITH DANCE    Tickets

Tues, April 25, 7:30pm, FAC Concert Hall    Tickets/Info
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Plus: Masterclasses TBA

Fri-Sat, April 28-29, 8pm,
Totman      Tickets
EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS' SERIES    


 

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