Dance Programs and Rice Dance Theatre
The Dance Program is dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of dance instruction to members of the Rice community and to providing support, assistance, and guidance to student dance organizations. We offer a multitude of specialty dance classes each semester, which vary in length, focus and cost. In addition, the Rice Dance Program runs Rice Dance Theatre, a student dance company that provides individuals with opportunities to perform, choreograph and study contemporary dance techniques as well as develop general skills related to dance production.
NEW! Dance Artist in Residence
In an effort to provide greater opportunity and resources for the development of dance, the Rice University Dance Program has created a semester long space residency that will be awarded to a Houston choreographer for the creation of new work. The Dance Artist in Residence will be expected to teach 2-3 technique classes for the Rice Dance Theater student dance club (RDT), participate in a question and answer session with RDT, and hold 2 open rehearsals for RDT to view their choreographic process. The grant recipient will be chosen by committee and the deadline for applications is April 30, 2013. Download the application here
Please mail your application to:
Heather Nabors, Assistant Dance Director
Gibbs Recreation Center
6100 Main St., MS-523
Houston, TX 77005
Rice Dance Theatre
Rice Dance Theatre is a modern dance company governed by elected student officers and directed by the Assistant Director of Dance Programs.
Specialty Dance Series offers patrons opportunities for deeper instruction for their favorite dance forms. Progressive in nature, these classes start with fundamentals and work towards more complex steps and combinations.
Youth Dance Classes aim to expose young dancers to a variety of styles, skills and approaches to dance in a noncompetitive environment. New classes are offered each semester and taught by professional dance instructors.
Summer Dance Camp
Summer Dance Camp is two weeks of dancing and creative arts for beginning to experienced level dancers ages 8–11. Students will take classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop dance technique and perform an in-studio showing on the final day of class.
The Rice Dance Program organizes special opportunities to view and participate in dance, including the annual Third Coast Dance Film Festival.
Rice Dance LISTSERV
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