Department of Theatre and Dance

The department of theatre and dance offers a bachelor of arts degree in dance. This program offers classes in ballet, modern dance and jazz technique as well as academic classes in choreography, anatomy/kinesiology, dance history and teaching. The dance program also provides performance opportunities. The Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, a pre-professional student company, presents two concerts of faculty and guest artist works per year.  There are also two Dance Alabama! concerts per year which present choreography by University of Alabama students.  Admission to the Dance Major program is by audition only. 

The department of theatre and dance offers various programs of study leading to the bachelor of arts degree in theatre. These program areas include acting, costume design/production, scenery/lighting design and technology, theater management and musical theatre. Admission to the musical theatre track program is by audition only. We have an active production season, producing six full length plays and three musicals a year, in addition to many informal performances.

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Programs

The department of theatre and dance offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in theatre and in dance, as well as a minor in theatre.

Faculty

Professor and Chair
  • Teague, William
Professor
  • Carter, Cornelius
Associate Professors
  • Barry, Sarah M.
  • Burch, Steven
  • Crystal, Raphael
  • Fitch, Thomas A.
  • Guo, Qianping
  • Hetzel, Allison B.
  • Meester, Donna
  • Panitch, Seth
  • Snyder, Rita M.
Assistant professors
  • Alley, Stacy
  • deCelle, F. Randy
  • Herring, Emily
  • Jackson, Lawrence M.
  • Martin, William
  • Salzer, Rebecca
  • Tangeman, Jeffrey
  • Yeager, Dominic
Instructor
  • Virciglio, John
Clinical instructor
  • Armit, Jacki

Courses

DN
110
Hours
2
Intro To Dance Styles

Introduction to ballet, modern, and jazz dance through theory and practice at the beginning level.

TH
113
Hours
3
Voice And Diction

Credit for this course will not be awarded to students majoring or minoring in theatre. A beginning course designed to assist the student in improving use of his or her voice and speech. Offered annually and in the summer session.

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