The Journey Home

My name is Conor McClure and I'm a dancer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I split my time between teaching, performance, and choreography. I teach variety of styles- ballroom at a studio in San Jose, modern and jazz at UC Santa Cruz (my alma mater), and musical theater to children's theater groups. I recently placed third nationally in the Stage Tango category at the USA Tango Competition along with my partner, Caroline Trent.

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I recently completed an internship at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts. More information can be found at

I was very fortunate to cover the cost of racing across the country to get here in eight days, but the budget I set back then cannot realistically cover my return journey. I've set money aside to help cover a more leisurely trip home, but $400 in unexpected repair costs have really eaten into the money I raised through GoFundMe.

This time I plan to couch surf as much as possible, but I will also be purchasing an $80 National Parks Pass to give myself a camping option as I go.

Gas, one way= $400-500
Camping at a KOA Campground= $30 per night, $240 for 8 nights
Food costs= variable, hoping to keep under $30 per day

Not to mention the unexpected expenses that crop up on any trip.

Any support would be greatly appreciated! No amount is too small- $5 could buy the gallon of gas that gets me to my next destination. If you're unable to give, a share on facebook or via email would be much appreciated.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and support a dancer!

-Conor McClure

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
"• J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Banner photo credit to Victoria Smyrniotis: victoriaele
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Conor McClure 
San Jose, CA
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