Department of Dance

Friends of Dance

Friends of Dance

The Department of Dance at UC Riverside is choreographing a new future, and we want you to be part of it!

Because you are already someone who understands what dance is and can do, we are inviting you to partner in our new dance projects by becoming a Friend of Dance. Friends of Dance will enable our program to sustain and expand a number of exciting dance projects.

Our department embraces a double-bodied vision of dance, which is scholarly and artistic. We are a unique program that

  • Offers Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies (formerly the Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory)
  • Offers M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography
  • Focuses on undergraduate choreographic research that the department presents annually in studio spaces and main stage venues

The beneficiaries of this unique dual emphasis are the students and the audiences who come to appreciate not only the body, but also the body of work that was, is, and will be dance.

As a Friend of Dance, your donation will support

  • Graduate student fellowships;
  • Undergraduate student scholarships;
  • Residency programs for visiting artists and scholars;
  • Performances in the Arts Building, University Theatre, Dance Studio Theatre, and other venues; and
  • Colloquia by distinguished scholars.

 Become a partner with us in support of these artistic and scholarly projects, and you will be helping to choreograph new visions of dancing that celebrate and illumine our corporeal existence.

To become a Friend of Dance, please contact:

Linda J. Tomko
Associate Professor
Tel: (951) 827-4920

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Dance
121 Arts Building

Tel: (951) 827-3944
Fax: (951) 827-4651

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