Dance Department

Resources for Students

Scroll down to find information about the following dance-related resources:

Internships and Jobs
Study Abroad
Performance and Creative Opportunities
Summer Dance Festivals and Programs
Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships
Graduate Programs
Professional and Service Organizations

Internships and Jobs

White Bird Dance
White Bird Dance has ongoing internship opportunities within various operations of the organization. If you are interested, please contact any of the Reed dance faculty. For information about White Bird Dance: http://whitebird.org/

Also check out Reed's Center for Life Beyond Reed office: http://www.reed.edu/beyond-reed/

Study Abroad

DanceJerusalem Study Abroad Program - Jerusalem, Israel

The Hebrew University's Rothberg International School and The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
http://overseas.huji.ac.il/dance

Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville/Yonkers, New York - Domestic Exchange

Semester or Year
http://www.reed.edu/ipo/domprograms.html
http://www.slc.edu/

Summer Arts in Berlin through Sarah Lawrence College - Berlin, Germany

Focus in Art and Architecture, Dance, and German language studies.
https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/study-abroad-and-exchange/summer-programs/berlin/
https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/study-abroad-and-exchange/

Contact Paul DeYoung at pdeyoung@reed.edu, or 503/777-7290 (x7290) in Reed's International Programs Office in Eliot 203 with questions about any of these programs.

Performance and Creative Opportunities

Classes at BodyVox
Visit bodyvox.com for updated class schedules and special master classes.

Classes at Conduit Dance
Visit conduit-pdx.org for updated class schedules and special master classes.

Classes at Northwest Dance Project
Visit nwdanceproject.org for updated class schedules and special master classes.

Classes at Oregon Ballet Theatre
Visit obt.org for updated class schedules and special master classes.

Classes at the Portland Ballet
Visit theportlandballet.org for updated class schedules and special master classes.

Classes at the Center for Movement Arts
Visit cmadance.com for updated class schedules and special master classes.

Classes at A-WOL (Aerial Without Limits)
Visit awoldance.org for updated class schedules and special master classes.

Summer Dance Festivals and Programs

Check websites of individual festivals for application information, deadlines, and information about college credit.

American Dance Festival
School of the American Dance Festival
Duke University - Durham, North Carolina
www.americandancefestival.org

Asia Pacific Dance Festival
University of Hawai'i - Honolulu, Hawai'i
http://outreach.hawaii.edu/community/asiapacific.asp

Bates Dance Festival
Bates College - Lewiston, Maine
www.batesdancefestival.org

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop
University of Colorado, Boulder - Boulder, Colorado
www.boulderjazzdanceworkshop.com

Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop
SUNY Brockport - Brockport, New York
http://www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/summer_location.php

Historical and Baroque Dance Workshop (include Commedia dell'Arte)
Florence, Italy
www.goinspired.com/baroque-and-historical-dance-workshop/

ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival
Vienna, Austria
www.impulstanz.com/en/
DanceWEB Scholarship Programme at ImpulsTanz: http://www.jardindeurope.eu/index.php?id=7

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
The School at Jacob's Pillow - Becket, Massachusetts
www.jacobspillow.org/education/school/

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project
Appalachian State University - Boone, North Carolina
http://www.nownextdance.org/

San Francisco Conservatory of Dance - William Forsythe Workshop
San Francisco, CA
www.sfconservatoryofdance.org/summer-intensives/session-1

Seattle International Dance Festival: Beyond the Threshhold
South Lake Union, Seattle, WA
http://www.phffft.org/Test/index.html

Skidmore Summer Dance Workshop
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, New York
http://www.skidmore.edu/summerdance/

Thodos Dance Chicago Summer Dance Intensive
The Drucker Center, North Studio - 1535 N. Dayton Street, Chicago, IL
https://thodosdancechicago.org/

Grants and Fellowships

You can apply for these grants directly through Reed.
See: http://www.reed.edu/beyond-reed/fellowships-awards/index.html for more information. 

Reed College Grants. Scholarships, and Fellowships: 

Opportunity grant
$1500
Who is eligible: Reed Students
Applications: Late-September, Mid-November Early-March, Mid-June
The purpose of this program is to provide support to undergraduate students in pursuit of academically valuable and pertinent opportunities that arise. These opportunities need not be part of a student's curricular program but should be academically respectable.

 Opportunity Fellowship
$3,000-$5,000
Who is eligible: Reed Students in good academic standing
Applications: Early-March
Want to be paid for working with a faculty member over the summer at an another academic institution? Want to participate in an intensive seminar or workshop, but don't have the funds? These are just examples of the kinds of unique academic research opportunities to be funded.

 Initiative Grant
$2500
Who is eligible: Reed seniors doing thesis research
Applications: Late-September, Mid-November, Early-March
The purpose of this program is to enhance thesis research opportunities for students by providing modest support for research expenses. A carefully prepared and realistically budgeted proposal is required. 

Reed President’s Summer Fellowship
$5000
Who is eligible: Continuing Reed students (graduating seniors are not eligible)
Applications: Early-March
The program supports students to develop a creative and innovative experience that can be carried out over the course of a summer. Applicants are encouraged to consider the high value the college places on critical inquiry, freedom of expression, and exploration of identity.

Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarship
$1750
Who is eligible: Continuing Reed students (graduating seniors are not eligible)
Applications: Late-March
The Locher supports independent work in creative writing, visual arts, theater, dance and music will be awarded again this year. Recipients will present the results of their summer projects next fall.

 Ruby-Lankford Grant
$4,000 stipend plus research expense budget up to $1,500
Who is eligible: Reed students
Applications: Late-March
The goal of this grant program is to spur and support interactive research engagement of students and faculty in History, Literature, and the Humanities. Proposals are expected to be directed explicitly at scholarly research and not at course development. Student summer stipends are for 10 weeks of research at full-time.

Watson Fellowship
$28,000
Who is eligible: Graduating seniors
Applications: Early-September
The mission of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program is to offer college graduates of unusual promise a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel outside of the United States in order to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.

 Reed Fellowship for Winter International Travel
$3000
Who is eligible: Continuing Reed students (spring/fall seniors are not eligible)
Applications: Mid-October
The program supports opportunities for travel abroad over winter break to pursue projects that students have designed and through which the student engages with people and experiences that expand the student’s perspectives and his/her multicultural competence. 

Student Opportunity Subsidy (SOS) Grant 
$2000
Who is eligible: Continuing Reed students
Applications: Late March
Reed Student Senate is funding summer opportunities through the recently created Student Opportunity Subsidy program. Student Opportunity Subsidies are need-aware and can be used to fund unpaid internships, summer research, participation in an academic conference, other constructive summer activities. 

Summer Experience Award
$3750
Who is eligible: Continuing Reed students
Applications: Late-March
The Summer Experience Award offers Reed students on an F-1 visa the opportunity to complement their academic studies with a summer internship focused on an area of interest and possible future employment.

Summer Internship Awards 
$4000
Who is eligible: Continuing Reed students including graduating seniors
Applications: Late-March
The Summer Internship Awards offer funding to support any summer internship opportunity: public, private, not-for profit, business, entrepreneurial, etc.

 Mellon Funds for Dance: Summer and Winter Opportunities
$1,500
Who is eligible: Reed dance majors students
Applications: November and April
This fund supports Reed Dance Majors attending summer or winter dance workshops or pursuing other intensive dance study.

 Fulbright ETA Program
Who is eligible: Graduating seniors
Applications: Early-September
The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for English Teaching Assistant Programs can apply to only one country.

 Fulbright Study/Research
Who is eligible: Graduating seniors
Applications: Early-September
Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.

External Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships:

DanceWEB Scholarship Programme at ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Austria (summer program)
Goddard College Engaged Artist-Scholar Award for New Students
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award

Graduate Programs

Arizona State University - Hershberger Institute for Design and the Arts

M.F.A. in Dance, and M.F.A in Dance (Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Performance)
http://dance.asu.edu/

Brown University

Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies
http://brown.edu/Departments/Theatre_Speech_Dance/grad/index.html

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
M.F.A. in Dance
http://dance.calarts.edu/

Florida State University

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. in American Dance Studies; M.A. in Dance Studio and Related Studies
http://dance.fsu.edu/

New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate Programs in Dance Education
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/inquiry/dance-ed-grad2012?utm_source=MDR&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dance-ed

New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. and Ph.D. in Performance Studies
http://www.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home.html

Northwestern University

Ph.D. in Performance Studies
http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/departments/performancestudies/

The Ohio State University

Ph.D. in Dance Studies and M.F.A. in Dance
http://dance.osu.edu

Smith College

M.F.A. in Choreography and Performance
http://www.smith.edu/dance/masters.php

Stanford University

Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies
http://taps.stanford.edu/

Temple University

Ph.D. in Dance, M.Ed. in Dance, and M.F.A. in Dance
http://www.temple.edu/boyer/dance/

Texas Women's University

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. and Ph.D. in Dance
http://www.twu.edu/dance/

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London)

Various M.Phil/Ph.D. research programs, and M.A. and M.F.A. studio programs
https://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. in Performance Studies
http://tdps.berkeley.edu/programs-courses/graduate-program/

University of California, Irvine

M.F.A. in Dance
http://dance.arts.uci.edu/

University of California, Los Angeles

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. and Ph.D. in Culture and Performance
http://www.wac.ucla.edu/

University of California, Riverside

Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies and M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography
http://dance.ucr.edu

University of Colorado Boulder

M.F.A. in Dance
http://theatredance.colorado.edu/

University of Hawai'i at Manoa

M.F.A in Dance, M.A. in Dance, M.A. Ethnology Concentration, and M.A. Dance Education
http://www2.hawaii.edu/%7euhmdance/

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.F.A. in Dance
http://dance.uiuc.edu/

University of Maryland, College Park

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies
http://tdps.umd.edu/

University of Michigan

M.F.A. in Dance
http://www.music.umich.edu/departments/dance/index.php

The University of North Carolina Greensboro

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. in Dance and M.A. in Dance Education
http://performingarts.uncg.edu/dance

University of Oregon

M.F.A. in Dance; M.S. and M.A. in Dance
http://dance.uoregon.edu/

University of Surrey (UK)

M.A. in Dance Cultures and Ph.D. in Dance, Film, and Theatre
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/dance/

University of Washington

M.F.A. in Dance
http://depts.washington.edu/uwdance/

Virginia Commonwealth University

M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy and MFA in Theatre Design/Tech
http://arts.vcu.edu/programs/graduate-programs/

York University (Toronto)

Ph.D. in Dance Studies, M.A. in Dance, and M.F.A. in Dance
http://dance.ampd.yorku.ca/ 

Professional and Service Organizations

American College Dance Festival Association

http://www.acda.dance/

Congress on Research in Dance

http://www.cordance.org/

Dance Critics Association

http://dancecritics.org/

Dance/USA

http://www.danceusa.org/

National Dance Education Organization

http://www.ndeo.org/

Society of Dance History Scholars

http://www.sdhs.org/