About Us

Affiliations & Organizations

Performance Groups and Programs

SummerTide Theatre

SummerTide is the professional summer theatre of The University of Alabama. Located in Gulf Shores, Ala., SummerTide presents a musical production for one month each summer. Past highlights include Smokey Joe’s Café, Godspell, Grease, and the original musical revue Jubilee!. Students cast in the production also teach a theatre camp for local youth. Read more on the SummerTide website.
the shoes of ballet dancers at the barre

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Summer Intensive

In 1997, The University of Alabama was chosen by American Ballet Theatre for the first American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive ever to be held outside of New York or in partnership with a university.

The ABT Summer Intensive offers top quality teachers and master guest teachers that are dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individual student. The program focuses on developing well-rounded dancers by exposure to a wide variety of disciplines with an emphasis on classical ballet technique and key elements of ABT’s National Training Curriculum. Participants are selected for the Intensive through a nationwide audition tour.

Learn more about the ABT Summer Intensive on the dance program’s website.

New York Showcase

Selected students have the opportunity to participate in the annual New York Showcase during their final spring semester. The showcase is performed for an audience of invited guests including AEA and SAG talent agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals.

Student Organizations

Dance Alabama!

Dance Alabama! is a student organization for dancers that produces a concert each semester of original student choreography. Voted one of the “Top 10 Things to See before You Graduate,” Dance Alabama! concerts showcase choreography that is conceptually original, technically proficient and well-crafted. Learn more on the Dance Alabama! website.

Nu Delta Alpha

The dance honor society, Nu Delta Alpha, was established to recognize dance students for academic and artistic achievement. Nu Delta Alpha is designed for dance education students, dance educators and professional dancers to express their devotion to the art form by sharing, recognizing and promoting dance education within schools and communities.

Crimson Stage

Crimson Stage exists to provide opportunities for University of Alabama students to lead performance projects, both original and published. Our mission is to produce student led works in a setting that encourages the development of individual artistic pursuits in the theatre and dance students of The University of Alabama. Learn more on the Crimson Stage website.


UA Theatre & Dance is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).