sadu programs

The programs of the Dance Umbrella serve dancers, dance companies, studios as well as the general dance audience in greater San Antonio. For more information regarding any of the following programs please contact us.

San Antonio Dances!

A month-long celebration of dance held throughout the month of May. It includes the Annual Dance/ Poetry series, Dance performances, workshops, and festivals. Watch the SADU events calendar for dates, times and locations.

WIP: Works-In-Progress/Wednesdays-In-Performance

WIP is a monthly series of informal showcase by local dancers, choreographers, and performance artists of work they are currently making. WIP is a fourteen-year collaboration between the Jump Start Performance Company and the San Antonio Dance Umbrella, presented on the last Wednesday of each month September through July of each year. It is an opportunity for artists to present work, receive constructive criticism and feedback from the audience and for the audience to discuss the work with the artists. Each May the best works are hosen and presented in their completed form in a dance performance and celebration. This is WIP CRÈME.

Dance Forum

A series of dance showcase/forums featuring dance companies and artists from the San Antonio Dance community is designed as an audience development and audience education vehicle. It is offered free quarterly, in The International Folk Life Center at Our Lady of The Lake University.

Seniors Dance!

This is a program to provide Senior citizens participating in centers throughout San Antonio the opportunity to dance!  Whether it is ballroom, zumba, line dancing, folkloric or flamenco, it is taught by trained and experienced dance instructors.  For more information please contact the Dance Umbrella.

Julia L. Cauthorn Scholarship (Suspended until further notice)

This scholarship aids young, promising dancers of the San Antonio area in their pursuit of a dance education. It is named in honor of the late Julia L. Cauthorn, a longtime patron and supporter of SADU and dance in San Antonio. The scholarship is offered in the spring of each year. It is a competitive process and is offered contingent upon the availability of funds. Click here for more information.

SADU Sponsorship:  A benefit of membership, providing opportunities for partnerships with the San Antonio Dance Umbrella, allowing groups to use SADU’s nonprofit status for grant applications, bulk mail, theater rental, etc.