Dance Facilities and Studios

Studios for Growing. Theaters for Showing.

Panara Theatre

Robert F. Panara Theater, named in honor of Dr. Robert Panara, RIT’s first Deaf professor and founder of the NTID Drama Club, has a rich heritage of offering challenging, entertaining, and provocative works of theater, all created for both Deaf and hearing audiences.

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NTID Dance Lab

The NTID Dance Lab is available for blended (deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing) modern dance class, and other classes and student groups.

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RIT students practicing in a Student Life Center Dance Studio.

Student Life Center Upper and Lower Dance Studio

These dance studios, located in RIT’s Hale Andrews Student Life Center, are used utilized for dance classes, clubs, and other fitness wellness classes, and are available for student use. The studios feature wooden floors and wall mirrors, and the sound system is available to borrow. Ballet Bars are included in Upper Dance Studio only. Students, faculty, and community members with gym membership can reserve the studios through the reservation request system.

The exterior view of the Global Village Dance Studio.

Global Village Dance Studio

This dance studio is a part of the Better Me Wellness Facility located in Global Village and is utilized for dance classes, clubs and other fitness wellness classes, and is available for student use. The studio features wooden floors, a dance bar, wall mirrors, and general fitness equipment. RIT students, employees, and recreation members have swipe access to the studio between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Student groups can reserve the studio through EMS. Contact Better Me Wellness with questions or for more information.