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Dance Program Open House, Fall 2023

Welcome to the UMass Dance Program (Virtual) Open House!
Wed. October 4, 2023 @ 6:00pm    Registration =>

We have curated a Virtual Open House for prospective dance majors, including high school juniors and seniors, transfers and current UMass students. You will interact with dance majors and faculty, receive a program overview, Q&A and virtual tour of our facilities. Current dance students will share their research and excerpts of performances. You will meet our faculty, whose research truly reflects the scope of our department.

There will be opportunities to apply and schedule more time with us in order to support your pathway in becoming a UMass Dance Major leading to a career and life in the arts.

Please fill out our short Registration form to receive the Zoom link.

The process of preparing for and performing in the collegiate dance world will be discussed in detail by the UMass Dance Program faculty. The event is open to current UMass students, high school students and their families, as well as dance teachers. For your viewing convenience, it is okay for more than one person from a household to register for the event. The Zoom link will be provided after you register.

Let us hear from you!
If you are planning to attend the Open House, we strongly encourage you to submit your questions to the faculty in advance. You can do this on the Registration form. These questions will be collated and answered during the Open House. If you have any other questions, please contact Cathy Maclutsky at

Dance students in classUMass Dance Faculty
Thomas Vacanti - Director, Professor, Ballet
Aston McCullough - Assistant Professor, Dance Science
Duane Lee Holland, Jr. - Assistant Professor
Lauren Cox - Lecturer, Jazz

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