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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 Ariel Douglas and Maddie McClure, two of the 22 students who received scholarships in 2020 through Friends of Dance donors like you.


Dear Friends of Dance,

Growing up in a less privileged community helped me realize the value of effort and hard work that opens doors of great opportunities to be educated.

I am entering my 2ndyear as a graduate student pursuing my MA in Studio and Related Studies. Furthering my education in such a field is an opened door of great opportunity for me. With your generosity, I can do so with less worry of financial strain.

Ariel Douglas, MA Class of 2021







This Friends of Dance Scholarship helps ease the financial burden of tuition for me as well as my family, and for that I am so thankful.

I have always known I wanted to be a professional dancer, so I had Florida State on my radar for college from a young age. I plan on completing the combined pathways program and receive my BFA and MFA in Dance in 5 years time. Your support helps me stay at FSU so I can accomplish this goal.

Maddie McClure, BFA Class of 2023