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

Last month, TDPS welcomed back Drew Barker (MA Theatre and Performance Studies ’13) as the new Performing Arts Librarian at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (MSPAL).

On Friday, February 10 we celebrated Randy Lord and Steve Fessler’s generous gift to the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS).

Congratulations to Dance students Gabriella Di Giuseppe (BA), Gabrielle Welsh (BA), and Shawn Stone (MFA) on receiving Dorothy Madden grants to support their attendance at dance intensives over the winter break.