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.


Rice Dance Theatre

Rice Dance Theatre is a pre-professional dance company for Rice students directed by Artistic Director Heather Nabors


Specialty Dance

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.


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.


Dance Festivals

The Rice Dance Program organizes special opportunities to view and participate in dance, including the annual Third Coast Dance Film Festival.

Dancer in Residence Grant

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.


Rice Dance LISTSERV 

Rice Dance has a listserv. Join now in order to keep up-to-date with the latest Rice Dance events.