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 productions.

Rice Dance Theatre

Rice Dance Theatre is a pre-professional dance company for Rice students. The company performs two annual concerts a year and some additional on and off campus performances.


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 

 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.