Higher Education Programs

“Adrienne worked with our students to challenge and inspire them as they created the work together. Her clarity and sensitivity were appreciated by the students. Through sharing the creative process, the dancers became engaged and discovered new ways of moving and creating that has impacted our students as they have gone on to create their work.”
Melinda Blomquist, formerly University of Texas Pan American

Looking for an unforgettable dance experience for your students?

We invite you to consider a dance residency with ClancyWorks Dance Company. More than performers, we are dedicated dance educators and community activists acclaimed for our visually stunning, intellectually stimulating partnering work that echoes our core values—to build community, raise cultural awareness, and shift perceptions through dance.

With more than a decade of experience, ClancyWorks enjoys a growing national reputation for our progressive teaching methods. We have been funded by the Dana Foundation to train dance educators from around the nation and the world. We have led more than 300 residencies and workshops in schools and universities across the nation, including Goucher College (MD), Oakland University (MI), Texas Christian University (TX), University of New Mexico (NM), Tulane University (LA), University of Maryland Baltimore County (MD), Texas Pan America (TX), Texas A&M University (TX), Community College of Baltimore County Essex, and James Madison University (VA).

Working with ClancyWorks to Design Your Residency Program

We recognize and respect the unique characteristics of each college and university dance community we visit. Our first step in planning a ClancyWorks dance residency will be to collaborate with you to design a program aligned with the specific values, needs, and learning goals of your students. Unlimited options are available, but examples of some successful residency models include:

  • Choreographic commissions tailored to your students’ technique level and interests
  • Company performances
  • Half-day or full-day workshops
  • Multiple day master class series
  • Week-long residencies that can be designed to integrate community outreach
“I was particularly grateful for Adrienne’s highly refined ability to teach our dancers partnering skills. She has a clear, well-considered methodology for communicating the foundational principles of weight-sharing.”
Kate Trammell, James Madison University

Start the Discussion Today

ClancyWorks can work with dance departments of all sizes and within multiple budget ranges to accommodate the unique needs and goals of your university, college or department and especially your students. We also can assist with the application process for grants to secure funding for the residency program. See our list of touring and arts in education rosters. Please contact us today to discuss the needs and goals for your dance students in a ClancyWorks dance residency!


Dance Educator's Training Institute

DETI is Going Virtual!

Our annual Dance Educator's Training Institute (DETI) is scheduled to take place August 17-19, 2020.

This year, we've decided to take DETI online, due to COVID-19.

While we are saddened not to be able to hold DETI in person, we are excited to welcome people from around the world, who might not otherwise be able to join us! We will have more information about DETI Online in the coming days.

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