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.

About Membership

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:

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

Become a Member

Three ways to join:




Please send your contribution to:
Emory University
Office of Gift Records
1762 Clifton Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30322

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

Credit Card Click to pay online by credit card
Phone 404-727-6200

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

Member benefits include:

  • Notification and mailings about dance and Arts at Emory events
  • Arts at Emory ticket discounts
  • Name listed in all dance concert programs
  • Invitations to special events, lectures and demonstrations
  • Invitations to meet-the-artist receptions
  • Other benefits as detailed on the Friends of the Arts web page
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.

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.

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.