Friends of Dance



The Friends of Dance at Emory is a support organization committed to enhancing the individual and collective pursuit of excellence in dance. Working with the Dance Program, members of the Friends foster community support for Emory's Dance Program through fundraising, education and special events. Through financial support and other contributions of time, energy and talent, this dedicated group aims to enrich the artistic support and educational gifts that dance education bestows upon the Emory community.

Friends of Dance Board

Click the link above to view Friends of Dance Board Member bios.


If you are a dance lover, help us enhance the artistic life of our community by becoming an Emory Friend of Dance. Your support of this student-centered program stimulates our growth and development. The membership year runs from September 1 through August 31. Members may join at the following levels:

Master: $1000
Artist's Circle: $500
Director: $250
Performer: $100
Postmodernist: $50
Pioneer: $35
Emory Faculty, Staff or Alumni: $30
Emory Student: $10

For more information member benefits and the other Friends of the Arts groups at Emory, please click here.

To join the Friends of Dance by mail, please send your contribution to:

Emory University

Office of Gift Records

1762 Clifton Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30322

Pleae make sure you indicate that your gift is for the Friends of Dance.

CLICK HERE to join the Friends of Dance online using your credit card.

To join the Friends of Dance by phone, please call 404-727-6200.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Member benefits include:

For more information please call 404-727-7266, or email

Activities Supported by the Emory Friends of Dance

The Sally A. Radell Friends of Dance Scholarship
for Summer Dance Study

The Sally A. Radell Friends of Dance Scholarship Program was established in 1996 to make summer dance study more accessible to Emory students. It enables a student to study either in the United States or abroad with notable practicing artists, dance programs, and dance companies of his or her choice. Recent recipients have studied at the Bates Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival, and the Boston Conservatory, among others. For more information about the scholarship, please click here.

Friends of Dance Mini Grants

Established in 2014, the Friends of Dance Mini Grants support dance majors or minors doing research in movement, somatics, dance writing, dance therapy, or health sciences. These grants specifically support short-term workshops, conferences and intensives.

Friends of Dance Lecture Series

The Friends of Dance Lecture Series has encompassed a wide selection of topics, ranging from dance on camera to Baroque dance and discourses on Asian dance forms. For more information about the lecture series, please click here.

Guest Artist Residencies

The Emory Friends of Dance play a vital role in all guest artist residencies by involvement in special performances and meet-the-artist receptions.