Community Engagement

Community engagement events take the form of master classes and/or lecture-demonstrations offered by VCUarts Dance in conjunction with established partners such as the Richmond Ballet, Henrico Center for the Arts, Thomas Dale High School, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, the Richmond City Dance Program at Pine Camp, the Latin Ballet of Virginia, and other community partners.

By hosting such a multiplicity of artists in a variety of formats, VCUarts Dance fosters a vibrant, energetic atmosphere for the appreciation and development of contemporary dance in Richmond. Additionally, as a presenter of national and internationally-recognized artists in combination with its educational mission, VCUarts Dance—and by extension Richmond itself—serves as a vital force in the larger field of dance.

For more information, please call 804-828-1711.

The VCU Department of Dance and Choreography is committed to stimulating and engaging community interest and involvement in dance. The department is active in presenting and promoting performances, master classes, lecture demonstrations, artists-in-residence and other services for a broad community.

If you are interested in becoming a community engagement partner or promoting the talents of VCU guest artists, faculty and/or dance students, contact Lea Marshall at or (804) 828-3843.

For ticket information on upcoming performances, call the Grace Street Theater at 804-828-2020 or visit