Dollars for Dance!

85% of $4,150 goal
This campaign ended on March 10, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Texas A&M International University by clicking here!
About Dollars for Dance!

In 2017, Sumi and Taryn, co-founders of Summation Dance in New York City, embarked on a cross-country exploration by way of Camper Van as part of a multi-phased project aimed at researching how geography shapes ideology, in conjunction with the social theories of habitus and performativity. Geographical location can intrinsically shape the perspective of its people—from the way they experience life to how they choose to participate in the world. How does this permeate our lives, informing the most profound parts of who we become?

Multiple stops have included engagements with University dance departments. Participating institutions thus far include: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of Kentucky, Elon University, and Hunter College.

Summation Dance would like to partner with Texas A&M International University to expand on their research and engage our students in this exciting adventure. They will visit Laredo, Texas for seven days, working with our students, teaching master classes, and interviewing members of the Laredo community to investigate the idea of Habitus - a sociological system aimed at understanding why individuals perceive the world as they do, and how this, in turn, informs their behaviors and participation within society.

The work they create on our students will premiere at the Spring Dance Concert, April 13th and 14th, 2018 at the TAMIU Center for Fine and Performing Arts.  In addition, our students have the opportunity to be invited to premiere the larger work with the company in New York City in 2019! Please help us bring Sumi and Taryn to TAMIU to give our students the experience of a lifetime!

Spring Dance Concert!

Thank you again for donating to Dollars for Dance! Project Highway Habitus had a successful visit to Laredo and our students worked diligently for seven days. The new dance, Tell Me Why, will premiere this Friday and Saturday at the TAMIU spring dance concert. Please join us at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 8pm. For more information, contact or 956-326-2625. 

822 days ago by Traci Klein
Final Hours!

Thank you so much to the Laredo School of Contemporary Dance for your donation to our project! 

We are in the final hours and less than $700 left to raise!!  Please post the link one last time to see if we can bring this home!

855 days ago by Traci Klein
Thank You Sga

A BIG shout out to the TAMIU Student Government Association for granting us $625 for this project!  We can't thank you enough for this support!!

863 days ago by Traci Klein
Last Chance!

Thank you so much for your donations and for helping us spread the word.  We hope that in these last 24 hours you might share the link one more time to see if we can get some last minute momentum on our campaign and bring it home!!  Thank you again from all of the Dance Performance Workshop members!

870 days ago by Traci Klein
A Huge Shout Out Thank You!

Thank you to American Campus Communities - Housing and Residence Life @ TAMIU for supporting our campaign. Your support and the support of all our donors truly makes an impact! 

871 days ago by Cathy Colunga
Thank You!!

Thank you so much to all of our donors!  We appreciate your generosity and can't thank you enough for helping us to make this project happen.  

We also wanted to announce that our student organization has received a $150 grant towards our campaign for attending the Women's Basketball game on Thursday and showing their Maroon Pride!  Go Dustdevils!!  Thank you to the Campus Activities Board for their support!

872 days ago by Traci Klein
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We have up to $1,250 available to match your donation!  Take advantage and match your donation today!

Double Your Donation Today!
878 days ago by Cathy Colunga

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