Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


Theatre and Dance

Additional Departmental Affiliation

School of Teacher Education

Document Type



Arts education is extremely important yet underrated and underfunded in our country today. Some professional dance companies provide educational opportunities in dance and other areas of the arts for youth and others within the community as a means to combat this problem. This project is a compilation and synthesis of my research on how to most effectively create and implement children’s outreach programs in contemporary modern concert dance companies. The purpose of this research is to study how professional dance companies give back to their communities through engagement with children via classes, performances, workshops, etc. and to determine the most effective methods to create, advertise and execute these various programs.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Amanda Clark, M.F.A.


Arts and Humanities | Education