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8th Annual inspireDance Festival

The a seven-day festival, organized by the Program of Dance and Movement, will take place on the River Campus from January 20 to 26, 2018. The event is open to the general public—inviting both the University community and the Rochester-area community to experience dance in the Program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester.

This year the festival will feature award-winning dance artist Maria Bauman and her dance company MBDance.  There will be a salsa night, the popular inspireJam all-style battle, and more. 

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Tickets go on sale Dec. 4, 2017.  You can purchase tickets in person at the Common Market in Wilson Commons or online at (service fees apply).

  • inspireDANCE Student Kickoff Concert, January 20 at 7 p.m., Spurrier Dance Studio, Free
  • inspireJAM Bboy/Bgirl Battle, Sunday, January 21, 1-5:00 p.m., May Room, Wilson Commons
  • Salsa Dance in the Evening, Thursday, January 25, 8 p.m., May Room
  • "MBDance" featured dance company performance, Friday, January 26, 8:00 p.m.

The festival was launched in 2011 by Arielle Friedlander ’11 (KEY) in collaboration with Program of Dance and Movement Director Missy Pfohl Smith.


Friday, January 26, 2018

River Campus 252 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Event Type

Arts and Entertainment, Performances


General Public, Faculty, Students, Staff


performing arts, diversity


Tickets are $18.00 through January 20th and $25 starting January 21st these tickets will only be sold at the door.

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