Dance Department

Resources for Students

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

Internships and Jobs
Performance and Creative Opportunities
Summer Dance Festivals and Programs
Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships
Study Abroad
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:


Also check out Reed's Career Services office:


Performance and Creative Opportunities

Free Body Project Seeks Dancers - Portland, OR

For information:

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

Classes at Conduit Dance
Visit for updated class schedules and special master classes.

Classes at Northwest Dance Project
Visit 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

Asia Pacific Dance Festival
University of Hawai'i - Honolulu, Hawai'i

Bates Dance Festival
Bates College - Lewiston, Maine

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop
University of Colorado, Boulder - Boulder, Colorado

Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop
SUNY Brockport - Brockport, New York

Historical and Baroque Dance Workshop (include Commedia dell'Arte)
Florence, Italy

ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival
Vienna, Austria
DanceWEB Scholarship Programme at ImpulsTanz:

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
The School at Jacob's Pillow - Becket, Massachusetts

José Limón Dance Company Summer Workshops

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project
Appalachian State University - Boone, North Carolina

San Francisco Conservatory of Dance - William Forsythe Workshop
San Francisco, CA

Seattle International Dance Festival: Beyond the Threshhold
South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

Skidmore Summer Dance Workshop
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, New York

Thodos Dance Chicago Summer Dance Intensive
The Drucker Center, North Studio - 1535 N. Dayton Street, Chicago, IL

Grants and Fellowships

Reed College Grants. Scholarships, and Fellowships:

Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarships
Student Fellowships and Awards - Various deadlines
Student Fellowships and Grants - Various deadlines

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


Study Abroad

DanceJerusalem Study Abroad Program - Jerusalem, Israel

The Hebrew University's Rothberg International School and The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

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

Semester or Year

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

Focus in Art and Architecture, Dance, and German language studies.

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


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)

Brown University

Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
M.F.A. in Dance

Florida State University

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. in American Dance Studies; M.A. in Dance Studio and Related Studies

Goddard College

M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts Program

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

Graduate Programs in Dance Education

New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. and Ph.D. in Performance Studies

Northwestern University

Ph.D. in Performance Studies

The Ohio State University

Ph.D. in Dance Studies and M.F.A. in Dance

Sarah Lawrence College

M.F.A in Dance

Smith College

M.F.A. in Choreography and Performance

Stanford University

Ph.D. in Drama

Temple University

Ph.D. in Dance, M.Ed. in Dance, and M.F.A. in Dance

Texas Women's University

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. and Ph.D. in 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

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. in Performance Studies

University of California, Irvine

M.F.A. in Dance

University of California, Los Angeles

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. and Ph.D. in Culture and Performance

University of California, Riverside

Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies and M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography

University of Colorado Boulder

M.F.A. in Dance

University of Hawai'i at Manoa

M.F.A in Dance, M.A. in Dance, M.A. Ethnology Concentration, and M.A. Dance Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.F.A. in Dance

University of Maryland, College Park

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

University of Michigan

M.F.A. in Dance

The University of North Carolina Greensboro

M.F.A. in Dance; M.A. in Dance and M.A. in Dance Education

University of Oregon

M.F.A. in Dance; M.S. and M.A. in Dance

University of Surrey (UK)

M.A. in Dance Cultures and Ph.D. in Dance, Film, and Theatre

University of Washington

M.F.A. in Dance

Virginia Commonwealth University

M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy and MFA in Theatre Design/Tech

York University (Toronto)

Ph.D. in Dance Studies, M.A. in Dance, and M.F.A. in Dance


Professional and Service Organizations

American College Dance Festival Association

Congress on Research in Dance

Dance Coalition of Oregon

Dance Critics Association


National Dance Education Organization

Society of Dance History Scholars