Dance Department Grows to Reflect International Influence

From The Crimson White: Twenty years ago, the founders of the UA dance department couldn’t have dreamed that their department’s inaugural class, made of 13 dance majors, would in two decades grow into a modernized, critically acclaimed program boasting approximately 150 students.

Although the department has had to jump its fair share of hurdles, including the addition of male dancers to the program and getting enough funding to continue instruction and performance, Cornelius Carter, the director of the dance program, and associate professor of dance Rita Snyder agree the time they’ve dedicated to the program has been well worth it.

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