Upcoming Dance Events and Announcements

Check out what's new in the world of Five College Dance!

Five College Dance/UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center workshop with RUBBERBANDance, 2019, at Hampshire College. Photo by Nikki Lee. 

Upcoming Events

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April 22-23, 8PM at Studio Theater, Kendall Dance & Sports Complex, Mount Holyoke College 

Echoed Memory: Mount Holyoke College Student Dance Concert

Come see a collection of works choreographed by MHC students whose themes range from monsters to mutations to matrices and whose styles range from house to contemporary to acrobatics and more. Works are presented by Tye Dixon ('23) and Kayla Samuel ('23), Sam Murray ('23), Andi Grace ('23), Julia Wolf ('23), Audrey Gavitt ('24), Julia Madonick ('24), Shannon Fornes ('24), and Grace Thompson ('24). 

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April 22-23, 8PM at Totman Performance Lab, UMass

Looking Through Windows: UMass Junior Choreography Projects

Join the UMass Dance Program for the presentation of works by the students of Dance 394: Emerging Choreographers--Isabella Berenstein, Alyssa Cesario, Abigail Evers, Sophie Leveille, Jillian Murray, Alison Parent, Niamh Rollins, and Mina Stern-Wenk. 

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April 29, 8PM at Scott Studio, Smith College

Chloe & Alex: A Spring Grad Dance Event

First Year MFA candidates Alex Davis and Chloe London invite you to their culminating event of the Spring semester. Tickets payable at door: $1 cash or check. Open to the public. Masks and Smith IDs or proof of full vaccination required.

May 6-7, 8PM at Holden Theater, Amherst College

Solo Performance: an Evening of Original Student Works & Repertory Project: Choreography by Jenna Riegel

Students will present original works developed over the semester in Professor Wendy Woodson’s long-running "Solo Performance" class. The performance will conclude with a new choreographic work collaboratively crafted by Jenna Riegel and the students of her contemporary repertory dance class entitled "are we all made to be broken?"


FCD 2021-2022 Student Feedback Survey

If you are a Five College student who has taken part in any Five College Dance class, event, concert, or program, please fill out the anonymous feedback survey linked below. We are eager to hear from you about what parts of our program work well, and what we can do better! We thank you in advance for helping us to improve FCD. 

Save the Date: FCD Fall 2022 Faculty & Guest Artist Auditions

Five College Dance students: save the date for our Fall 2022 Faculty and Guest Artist Auditions! Join us on September 10 at Totman Gym (UMass) to audition for faculty pieces and this year's Guest Artist repertory piece, "Connection," choreographed by Tatiana Desardouin of Passion Fruit Dance Company. The time of the audition will be confirmed soon, so keep an eye out! Can't wait to see you there.


FCD Fall 2022 Orientation

Recording Now Available! 

If you missed the virtual Five College Dance Orientation on March 8, 2022, you're in luck -- we've recorded it! This video will give you an overview of FCD from director Alex Ripp, and an introduction to various fall '22 course offerings across the campuses from faculty members Chris Aiken (Smith), Barbie Diewald (Mt. Holyoke), Jenna Riegel (Amherst), Tom Vacanti (UMass), and Lailye Weidman (Hampshire). The available fall dance courses will be posted on the FCD homepage [[LINK]] later this month.