Performance Groups and Programs
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.
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.
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.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is a national honor society for students studying theatre. The UA Gamma Gamma chapter presents several productions each semester, typically including a play or musical in our studio theatre and regular installments of Guerilla Theatre, a variety show featuring theatrical, dance, musical, and literary acts. Learn more on the Αlpha Psi Omega website.
Crimson Stage produces 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. The vision is to expand the production knowledge of UA Theatre and Dance students by attracting projects of varying styles and producing them. These productions help teach UA students how to be self-sufficient artists during their undergraduate or graduate studies. Learn more on the Crimson Stage website.
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.
Dance Alabama Film Festival
Dance Alabama Film Festival is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting collaboration in dance, music composition, and cinematography through the creation and exhibition of original screen dances. DAFF oversees the creation and presentation of films at an annual public screening, as well as fundraising, community outreach, and events to facilitate collaboration. Learn more on the Dance Alabama Film Festival website.
Dance Honor Society
The DHSA is a society based on striving for academic excellence, committed public service, and a love for dance. The group takes on multiple service projects throughout the year, including charity drives, scholarship fundraising campaigns for dancers in need, and an annual Capstone Village Retirement Home Holiday Performance in December.
Yonder Contemporary Dance Company
YCDC is a collective performance group that encourages and seeks out collaborations with artists, composers, creative thinkers, and makers. Local and regional tours are performed in advance of, and in preparation for, a biennial creative research and international performance event, typically at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. The company is renewed every two years as the scope of the project adjusts and new creators and performers audition for the company.