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Dance Program Director: Thomas Vacanti (bio & contact)
Administrative Coordinator: Cathleen Maclutsky, (email, 413-545-6064)
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Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023  @ 7:00pm, Online via Zoom
Dance Greats on Zoom
A talk with UMass BFA alumna Tara Brown '13.
Contact Cathy Maclutsky, for the link


Wed. Oct. 4, 2023 @ 6:00pm, Virtual/Zoom
Dance Program Open House 
(for prospective dance majors)
Details =>       Registration =>

Thurs., Oct. 26, 2023 @ 7pm, Online via Zoom
Dance Greats on Zoom
A talk with Michelle N. Gibson
Michelle N. Gibson is a consummate storyteller, employing body and mind to build a bridge between the arts and academia. On stage and in the classroom, Gibson’s dance, choreography, and associated scholarship evoke the social, political, economic and spiritual understandings central to building bonds within and across cultures.
Contact Cathy Maclutsky, for the link


Thurs., Fri, Sat, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2023  7:30pm  Totman Performance Lab  $25/15/5 UMass students free w/ ID
UMass Dance Fall Concert
Featuring new choreography by UMass dance faculty Lauren Cox & Molly Lynch, Hampshire College's Lailye Weidman, plus Lucinda Childs' "Dance 1" from her 1980 collaboration with Philip Glass and Sol LeWitt
Tickets available at


Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 @ 2pm, Totman Performance Lab
UMass Dance BFA Auditions
More info on the Dance Admissions webpage =>