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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. Funds raised by the Friends of Dance support a lecture series, off-campus studies for our students, and special events.

Become a member today to support and enhance the training and scholarly inquiry of some of the most artistically and academically gifted students in the South. Your contributions enable our dance artists to advance in the field and beyond.


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 LevelAnnual Cost
Artist's Circle$500
Emory Faculty, Staff or Alumni$30
Emory Student$10

Become a Member

We offer three ways to join:

Donate Online

Donating online is quick and easy! Click to pay online by credit card.

Donate by Phone

To donate over the phone call 404-727-6200.

Donate by Mail

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.

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

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 provides funding for majors and minors to study in the United States or abroad with notable practicing artists, dance programs, and dance companies.

The Friends of Dance Mini-Grants encourage dance majors or minors to research movement, somatics, dance writing, dance therapy, or health sciences at short-term workshops, conferences, and intensives.

The Friends of Dance Lecture Series encompasses a wide selection of topics, ranging from feminist ballet to dance on camera to hip hop dance and culture. Notable speakers have included Dr. Sally Banes, David Dorfman, Dr. Thomas F. De Frantz, and Deborah Jowitt.

The Emory Friends of Dance play a vital role in all guest artist residencies by involvement in special performances and meet-the-artist receptions. Past guest residencies have included Kyle Abraham, Urban Bush Women, Doug Varone and Dancers and the Trisha Brown Dance Company.