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Dance Program Director: Thomas Vacanti (bio & contact)
Administrative Coordinator: Cathleen Maclutsky, (email, 413-545-6064)
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UMass Amherst Dance Convocation, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 7pm (Details =>)

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Friday/Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5, 2022 @ 7:30pm, Tillis Performance Hall
Elements: Movement and Sound    Details =>  
A concert collaboration between the UMass Percussion Ensemble & Dance Program


Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 @ 7:00pm, Online via Zoom
Dance Greats on Zoooom!
A discussion with Edward Simon
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(Open to dance students & alumni)


Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 @ 6:30pm, Online via Zoom
Dance Program Virtual Open House
For all prospective Dance students
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Thurs & Fri, March 3 & 4, 2022 @ 7:30pm, Totman Performance Space
When We Close our Eyes: A Senior Dance Concert
Featuring UMass dancer/choreographers Camrie Baams, Madeline Canavan, Jade Farrell, Emma Garber, Kayla Reid, and Katya Taylor
Free, donations accepted


Thursday, March 10, 2022 @ 7:00pm, Online via Zoom
Dance Greats on Zoooom!
A discussion with Duane Lee Holland
Details >>  (Open to dance students & alumni)


Fri., March 25 @ 4-7pm & Sat. March 26 @ 12-3pm, Totman 204
Dance Therapy Workshop with Beth Liebowitz BFA'10
Open to dance students & the public (space limited), email Cathy Maclutsky


Sat. March 26 @ 1-4:30pm, online via Zoom
Dance Science Symposium 2022
See event page for details or to register


Mon. April 4 @ 7-9pm, Totman Performance Lab
Dance Auditions for Fall Concert: Scheherazade
Concert is Nov. 3-5, 2022; see the event page for details


Thursday, April 7, 2022 @ 8pm, Totman Performance Space, Free
Senior Thesis Project: Stephanie Schramm


Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 7:00pm, Online via Zoom
Postponed until Monday, April 25, 2022

Dance Greats on Zoooom!
A Discussion with LaTasha Barnes
Details =>   (Open to dance students & alumni)


Fri & Sat, April 22 & 23, 2022 @ 8:00pm, Totman Performance Space, Free, donations accepted
Looking Through Windows: Junior Choreography Dance Projects
Works by emerging choreographers Isabella Berenstein, Alyssa Cesario, Abigail Evers, Sophie Leveille, Jillian Murray, Alison Parent, Niamh Rollins & Mina Stern-Wenk


Tuesday, May 3 @ 7:00pm, Totman 202 Studio Performance Lab
UMass Amherst Dance Convocation   
Join the UMass Dance Program as we celebrate our graduating dance majors and recognize their work and achievements over the past four years.
With Guest Speaker: Michele Byrd-McPhee
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