UNC Modernextension Dance Company was founded in 1988 by Marian Turner Hopkins as an outlet for students interested in performing modern dance at UNC Chapel Hill. The company performs at various events around campus and holds two full concerts each year. Each year, Modernextension presents an improvisation-based performance in Gerrard Hall. Modernextension also puts on an annual spring concert that is designed to showcase works choreographed by students, faculty, and guest choreographers in a formal theater setting. Modernextension also travels to the American College Dance Association festival each year to perform and participate in classes with other university students from around the country.  Modernextension reflects a great love of dance which requires an outpouring of enormous time and energy among its members despite their diverse academic areas of interest. 


  • Individual Member Dues: $70 per year ($35 per semester)
  • Fundraising: Each member is required to participate in at least 2 fundraising events per year

Sign-Ups/Tryouts: Tryouts-Date TBD: Early Fall Semester

Practice Days & Times:

  • Monday 5pm-11pm
  • Tuesday 8pm-11pm
  • Thursday 8pm-11pm
  • Friday 3pm-7pm
  • Sunday 4pm-7pm

Practice Location: Woollen Dance Room (WG B019)

Competitive Season: Fall/Spring

National Governing Body: N/A

Recent Accomplishments:

  •  A third of our company attended American Collegiate Dance Association and we were able to fully fund that trip outside of food and travel.
  • We put on 3 successful performances over the span of the school year with attendance from students and faculty of Carolina as well as community members.

Contact: Kelly Konitzer (312)771-1129

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