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

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).

On Friday, February 10 we celebrated Randy Lord and Steve Fessler’s generous gift to the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS).

Congratulations to Dance students Gabriella Di Giuseppe (BA), Gabrielle Welsh (BA), and Shawn Stone (MFA) on receiving Dorothy Madden grants to support their attendance at dance intensives over the winter break.