Student Organizations

Student Dance Association

The Student Dance Association is comprised primarily of Dance majors and is committed to providing additional training and performance opportunities for and by student dancers.  Each semester the SDA offers dance classes in a variety of forms and produces the New Dances performances in the Dance Theatre.  The SDA also hosts visiting artists to teach master classes and set works on its membership.

Ballet Company M

Ballet Company M offers the opportunity for additional training, practice and performance to students interested in focusing more strongly in ballet.  This group meets twice per week for classes and rehearsals and occasionally performs in New Dances.


Program News

Congratulations to Dance major Emily Ames on receiving a Maryland Summer Scholars Award from the UMD College of Arts & Humanities!

It is with enormous pleasure that we share the appointment of a new Assistant Professor of Dance, Crystal U. Davis to the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, beginning in the fall of 2017.

Last month, TDPS welcomed back Drew Barker (MA Theatre and Performance Studies ’13) as the new Performing Arts Librarian at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (MSPAL).