UM Dance creates and maintains active relationships with the university, Missoula, greater Montana and local and professional dance communities. Community initiatives are integrated into the dance curriculum and are implemented through the outreach, educational and creative projects offered through Montana’s Model Dance in Education Project (MODE), CoMotion Dance Project, Flagship Dance, UM Children’s Dance, Dance for People with Disabilities, contact improvisation jams as well as impromptu improvisational happenings.