Undergraduate Research

Our students typically carry out research through independent studies or honors projects. They usually work with a faculty advisor to define and carry out their specific research projects and are encouraged to discuss ideas with faculty at any time.

Undergraduate research in dance has included academic projects (movement or choreographic analysis and historical research), composition (choreography), and performance, including a recent project that culminated with a video documentation of a performance of original choreography.

e5 Program (formerly Kaufmann Entrepreneurial Year)

Students participating in the KEY Program use a fifth year at the University of Rochester to pursue entrepreneurial ideas. The inspireDANCE Festival started as a KEY program created by Arielle Friedlander.

Take Five Program

Undergraduate non-majors have used the University’s Take Five Program to delve into dance and movement education in a University-funded fifth year.