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10th Annual inspireDance Festival

The  festival, organized by the Program of Dance and Movement, will take place on the River Campus. 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.

  • High School Dance Day
  • Student Kickoff Concert,
  • inspireJAM Bboy/Bgirl Battle

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

Registration is required after ticket is purchased. Tickets can be purchased starting February 10th at the Common Marketor online at (No online fee for UR Students)

Tickets will be available online or at the Common Market starting on Feb. 10!
All inclusive Festival Pass: $18 before 2/20, $25 on/after 2/22
Individual Events: $5-10 at the door
NOTE: Registration is required after ticket is purchased.

The inspireDANCE Festival is made possible through the generous support of the UR Program of Dance and Movement, The Office of Jeffrey Runner, Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, Office for Faculty Development and Diversity,  Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, Office of Admissions, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies.


Thursday, February 27

River Campus 252 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Event Type

Arts and Entertainment, Performances


General Public, Faculty, Students, Staff


performing arts, diversity, community engagement



Ticketing for some events

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