High School Day of Dance


Friday, November 17, 2023

Attention High School Seniors and Juniors interested in pursuing dance in college: Join us for "High School Day of Dance” and experience a day in the life as a UofM Dance major. Participate in classes, observe sessions, interact with current BFA students and faculty during lunch, witness ongoing projects, and engage with student choreographers.

Location: Registration will be held in the CFA Lobby, followed by all subsequent events in CFA 124 and 126.


  • 9:15-9:45 am: Registration (CFA Lobby) and personal warm-up (CFA 126)
  • 9:50 am-10:50 am: Ballet with Jill Guyton Nee, Head of Dance
  • 10:55-11:55 am: Modern (Horton) led by Michael Medcalf, Associate Professor
  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Improvisation led by Wayne Smith, Dance Faculty
  • 1:00 pm-1:55 pm: Lunch Break (complimentary pizza lunch provided*); Opportunity to socialize with UofM students and faculty; Information about BFA Dance and Dance Science programs and a special student performance by current dance majors.
  • 2:00-3:00 pm: Musical Theatre / Jazz with Jill Guyton Nee, Head of Dance
  • 3:00-3:10 pm: Closing Remarks / Conclusion of the Day
  • 7:30 pm: Chroma: A Faculty Dance Concert (you get 1 free ticket!)

*Please note: We are unable to accommodate specific food allergies or preferences. Attendees with dietary restrictions are advised to bring their own lunch. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Click here to reserve your spot!

Educators: registration does not happen as a group. Each student attending has to fill out the registration form. Please encourage them to register early.  Perhaps during a class period set aside sometime for them to fill out the form.

If you are unable to join us for High School Dance Day, kindly reach out to Michael Medcalf (mlmdcalf@memphis.edu) to request an alternative date for a more informal visit. For the best experience, we recommend visiting Monday to Friday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm when classes are in session. Please refer to performance dates for optimal opportunities to explore the program and attend a concert.