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Friends of Dance


Through memberships, direct donations and the annual Young Dancer’s Workshop, Friends of Dance continues to raise funds to provide financial support for the policies, projects and activities of the School of Dance, as well as encouraging participation and attendance of various productions. The Friends of Dance Leadership Council, made up of an active group of volunteers, is dedicated to providing support in a variety of ways with a strong emphasis on student scholarships.

To find out more about membership levels and benefits please see our Season and Membership Brochure. If you would like to become a member of Friends of Dance, please complete your membership online or download this year’s brochure, to mail in your gift. For additional information about Friends of Dance, contact LaToya Davis-Craig or (850) 645-2449.

Below are special notes from students Dedrick Gray and Angelina Fernandez, two of the  students who received scholarships in 2021 through Friends of Dance donors like you.


Dear Friends of Dance,

With this award, I have focused on my studies, activities, and projects that support my goals as an artist.

[FSU School of Dance] is helping strengthen and enhance my skills as a Creative Director, Choreographer, Educator, and Community Activist. Within the multiplicity of roles that I am now in, the work and mission that I have set forth as I continue to pursue my degree is to provide opportunities for more black voices and bodies to be seen and heard.

Dedrick Gray, MFA Class of 2022





Thank you for your generosity!

I am a child of two very hard-working parents, who would sacrifice anything for me to achieve my dreams. I am the first member of my family to attend a University. Without [tuition assistance from] Florida Prepaid or Bright Futures, this scholarship is extremely helpful and appreciated by me and my family.

Angelina Fernandez, BFA Class of 2024