About the Program

Performance Opportunities

There are performance and choreographic opportunities for all dance students, ranging from informal workshops to fully mounted concerts both on and off campus.  Dance majors also have many opportunities to participate in master classes and workshops sponsored by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Visit our performing archives for a sampling of performance opportunities.

Visiting artists can have a great impact on curriculum; take a look at previous TDPS Visiting Artists.

Visit the Clarice Smith Performing Arts webpage.

The Faculty

The Dance faculty is composed of a number of distinguished teachers, choreographers, performers, and scholars, each one a specialist in his or her own field. Visiting artists and guest artists make additional contributions to the program. Graduate students in our MFA program also work closely with our majors.

Study Abroad

Study abroad can be a uniquely transforming experience. For more information see the Education Abroad website.

Opportunities at the University of Maryland



Program News

University of Maryland (UMD) alumni John Ford ‘64 and Sandra Poster ‘64 met during their undergraduate years in the UMD Theatre program, then known as Speech & Dramatic Arts. They went on to build careers in speech and communications, and they are longtime patrons of the arts.

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies welcomes three artists-in-residence in Dance for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year.

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is seeking an Artist-in-Residence in Dance to teach in the graduate dance (MFA) program and the undergraduate dance major at UMD TDPS.