UMS offers the community exceptional learning experiences, workshops, Q&A events, and more.
You Can Dance
UMS presents You Can Dance – Outside! This year we will offer four outdoor workshops, two in Ann Arbor and two in Ypsilanti.
Join us in two beautiful outdoor park settings for dynamic dance experiences led by artists exploring styles from across the African Diaspora. Movers of all levels are welcome at every workshop!
Workshops are free, but registration is required.
Funded in Part By
You Can Dance — Outside!
Haleem “Stringz” Rasul (Detroit Jit)
Post-Show Q&As with Artists
After most opening night dance and theater performances, join us for a post-performance Q&A to get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring creativity to the stage. You must have ticket to that evening’s performance to attend.
Please see individual performance pages for specific post-show Q&A dates and times.
HOMEFriday, April 22 - Saturday, April 23
Join UMS for a brief pre-performance talk before select performances. Just 15 minutes long, each talk offers interesting information and provocative questions for thinking about and watching the performance. Most of these talks are a part of our Renegade series which celebrates artistic innovation, experimentation, and discovery.
Please see individual performance pages for specific pre-performance talk dates and times.
Events coming soon.
Developed and presented in partnership with Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation, UMS 101 is a 90-minute pre-performance workshop tailored for audience members who want to familiarize themselves with or deepen their understanding of a particular genre and performing artist in a fun, casual learning environment.
Each UMS 101 workshop is facilitated by a professional, community-based practicing artist/educator and features conversation, engaging activities, and live demonstrations that enhance each participant’s experience attending the full performance.
Events coming soon.