Special Opportunities

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At UNC Charlotte, you'll receive an exemplary dance education in a culturally vibrant city. The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance provides integrated dance training and academic preparation in a diverse community that values lived experience, creative process, and performance. We invite you to join us as we build a community hub for inclusive, accessible, and antiracist dance practices and studies. Here, we highlight just a few of the special opportunities to expand your education and experience!

students & alumni in the community

July 16, 2022: Dance Ed student Alyssa Bainey performed in the Ashe County Contemporary Dance Festival this summer in a piece choreographed by dance alumna Makayla Rosenberger '18!

June 1, 2022: Alumnus Davian Robinson '18 presented a new "sensory beyond sight" dance work with ShaLeigh Dance Works that premiered at the American Dance Festival in Durham this summer!

March 16, 2022: Dance student Aaryana Henry performed at the Loose Leaves Showcase in a piece choreographed by dance alumna Reneé Welsh-Noel '16. (Photo: Dick Costa)

comunity class

Nov. 18, 2019: Artist Kuldeep Singh was featured alongside Charlotte’s first Odissi dancer, Tikli Meena Patnaik.

dancers on stage

April 27, 2018: Odissi Anima allowed University students to perform together with community artists.



unc charlotte dancers for fall fest for dance classes for high school students

Calling all North Carolina high school dance programs and studios! UNC Charlotte Dance offers FREE master classes with our faculty in modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and African Brazilian dance followed by a short information session on our exciting programs. We would love to connect with you and your students! To schedule a master class at your school or studio please email Director of Undergraduate Studies Tamara William at twill260@uncc.edu

Please join us for UNC Charlotte Dance Fall Fest: September 23rd from 1:00-6:00pm. The afternoon includes classes in modern, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, African Brazilian dance, and choreographic methods as well as a performance by UNCC dance students in a choreographed piece by Rosanglea Silvestre. Participating dancers will also receive two FREE tickets to our Fall Dance Concert, November 3rd - 6th, 2022. There is no cost to participate in Fall Fest, but space is limited. REGISTER HERE!

Mark your calendars for UNC Charlotte Dance Spring Studios: April 10th - 14th, 2023. For one full week, we open our classes for prospective students to get a taste of life as a UNC Charlotte dancer. Registration is FREE and will open in early 2023. For more information about Fall Fest or Spring Studios, email visiting assistant professor of dance Audrey Baran at alipapo@uncc.edu.

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