UM School of Theatre & Dance to Host Mountain Dance Festival

May 25, 2017

UM dance student Charlie Wiseman. Photo by Kira VercuyssenMISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance will host the second annual Mountain Dance Festival Monday through Saturday, July 17-22.

This year’s festival will provide professional and pre-professional dancers with the opportunity to receive expert training in contemporary technique, dance for camera, dance improvisation, site-specific composition, yoga, Pilates and more.

Registration for the full festival costs $250 through Thursday, June 1, before increasing to $275. Several a la carte registration options also are available and can be purchased online at

The festival will culminate with evening-length performances by GERALDCASELDANCE, this year’s company in residence, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22, in the Open Space, located in Room 005 of UM’s Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center. Tickets cost $15 for the general public and $10 for students, children and seniors. They can be purchased in advance online at or at the door. The cutting-edge dance collective from San Francisco also will present classes in somatics, technique, partnering and more during the festival.

More information is online at

Contact: Laurel Sears, adjunct professor, UM School of Theatre & Dance, 406-243-4481,