College of Fine Arts and Communication


Department of Dance

Towson University Dance Company

TU Dance Company performances

Photo Credit: Nick Hood

The Towson University Dance Company, founded in 1982, produces quality dance concerts, educates diverse audiences, and provides professional-level performing experiences to its company members.

The Dance Company holds auditions twice a year. Company members include students in the professional-level BFA Dance Program as well as TU students in other programs who are exemplary dancers.

The Dance Company's fall and spring performance season showcases new works by Towson University faculty and renowned guest artists, such as Mark Taylor, Alonso King, Larry Keigwin, Troy Powell, David Parsons, Mark Dendy and Gus Solomons.

The company performs historical modern and ballet masterpieces. Modern masterpieces include works by Alvin Ailey, Bill T. Jones, Doris Humphrey, and Martha Graham. Ballet masterpieces comprise sections from Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Swan Lake and Giselle, among others.

Further, the Towson University Dance Company serves the community through biannual School Matinees, a performance/lecture demonstration for the Baltimore region K-12 students, and tailors its concerts to interested presenters.

 

VIVACITY DANCE CONCERT

Stephens Hall Theatre

Saturdays ~ May 3 & 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays ~ May 4 & 11 at 2:00 p.m.

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Athletic, energetic, and oozing with passion, the spring 2014 matinee features TUDC in “Vivacity.” Talented guest choreographers grace audiences with their wit and brilliance while pushing TUDC’s performance and technical expertise. Choreographers include Abigail Magalee, TU alumni and emerging artist; Stephanie Powell, Artistic Director of Baltimore Dance Tech; Vincent E. Thomas, Artistic Director of VTDance and TU Faculty; and Trent Williams, former company member of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. This is quite the line-up of artists!


Special FREE Matinee Concert for Schools

Virtuoso School Matinee

Admission is FREE!

Stephens Hall Theater
(Located on the east side of campus in the 7900 block of York Road, Campus MAP)

Athletic, energetic, and oozing with passion, the spring 2014 matinee features TUDC in “Vivacity.” Talented guest choreographers grace audiences with their wit and brilliance while pushing TUDC’s performance and technical expertise. Choreographers include Abigail Magalee, TU alumni and emerging artist; Stephanie Powell, Artistic Director of Baltimore Dance Tech; Vincent E. Thomas, Artistic Director of VTDance and TU Faculty; and Trent Williams, former company member of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. This is quite the line-up of artists!

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ~ REGESTRATION CLOSED

Sign Up for the WAIT LIST for 10:00am

Friday, May 9, 2014 at NOON ~ REGESTRATION CLOSED

Sign Up for the WAIT LIST for NOON


WAIT LIST

The FREE School Matinees are full at this time. Please sign-up for the wait list. If and when spots become available we will send you an email to see if you are still available to attend.

Towson University is committed to making educational programs accessible to as many students as possible. We will do everything we can to include you in this or a future Department of Dance event.

Parking for School Matinee
Groups must provide their own transportation. Paid parking is available for cars and vans in the Glen Parking Garage and across the campus. Campus Map

Bus parking is not available, but busses may unload students at the theater entrance.

Bad Weather
Please note that there are NO make-up days in the event of bad weather.

Education Packets
Education packets will be emailed to groups one week before the concert.

 

Dance Company Auditions

Dance Company auditions for the Towson University Dance Company take place the first week of classes each semester in the fall and spring. Dance majors and non-dance majors exhibiting proficient ballet and modern dance training are invited to participate. Auditioning students must be registered for a ballet or modern dance technique class at Towson University.

Accepted Dance Company students must immediately register for Dance Company, DANC 481 in addition to their already scheduled ballet/modern technique class. Rehearsals take place throughout the semester, Monday through Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, room 1008.

The next audition for the Towson University Dance Company will take place on Thursday August 28, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, room 1008. A few days prior to each audition, a sign-up sheet is posted on the Company Call Board across from rooms 1006 and 1008.

Auditioning for the B.F.A. Degree Program

If you are considering a dance major and would like more information on the admissions process into the B.F.A. professional dance please visit our degree program webpage.


More Information

For more information about the TU Dance Company, please contact Nicole Martinell, nmartinell@towson.edu, or Sidney Pink, spink@towson.edu.

 

Department of Dance
Center for the Arts, Room 1002
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2760
Fax: 410-704-3752
E-mail: spink@towson.edu

 


Towson Dance Company students present Vivacity, an illustration of the art form of dance that features guest and faculty choreographers. Performances will be held at the Stephens Hall Theatre, May 3-11, 2014.



 

Audition for Company
Dance Company Auditions will take place on Thursday August 28, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, room 1008. A few days prior to the audition, a sign-up sheet will be posted on the Company Call Board across from rooms 1006 and 1008.

* If dancers are accepted into the dance company, they must be registered for the course by September 1, 2014..


Audition for the Major

If you are considering a dance major and would like more information on the admissions process into the B.F.A. professional dance degree program please visit our BFA webpage.


 

 

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