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.


Next Company Dance Concert

Towson University
Stephens Hall Theatre

Friday November 20, 2015 - PREVIEW Performance at 7:00pm
Saturdays ~ November 21 & December 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Sundays ~ November 22 & December 6 at 2:00 p.m.

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The Fall 2015 concert highlights TUDC in Dialogue – a series of works that include excerpts from Les Sylphides, a plotless ballet that premiered on June 2, 1909 and a new piece that explores the various ways that people create and sustain dialogues through non-verbal exchanges.

Special FREE Matinee Concert for Schools

Towson University Dance Company (TUDC) is pleased to present a Special School Matinee performance for students grades K-12. Last year, over 900 people attended this free event, and the numbers are continually growing.

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

FREE Admission with registration

This event is FULL at this time - Please Join the WAIT LIST

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

  • There are no tickets for this event. Register above to reserve your seats.
  • The total school matinee performance is no longer than one hour.
  • Groups wishing to eat on campus should contact University Dining Services to inquire about access to a Newell Dining seating area.

Parking for School Matinee

Groups must provide their own transportation. Pay-to-park spots are available for cars and vans. (Please use the yellow kiosk on the first floor of Glen Garage or in lot 24). Bus parking is not available, but buses may unload students at the theater entrance, where university greeters are present. Campus Map

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 onThursday August 27, 2015 from 11:00-11:50am. 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 room 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 Sidney Pink,


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


Towson Dance Company students presents a daqnce concert that features guest and faculty choreographers. Performances will be held at the Stephens Hall Theatre in Nov and Dec.


Audition for Company
Dance Company Auditions will take place on Thursday August 27, 2015 from 11:00-11:50am in the Center for the Arts, room 1003. A few days prior to the audition, a sign-up sheet will be posted on the Company Call Board across from room 1008.

* If dancers are accepted into the dance company, they must be registered for the course by Sept. 2, 2015.

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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