Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Theatre Arts & Dance Groups

National Honors Society for Dance Arts, National Dance Education Organization, Collegiate Chapter

The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization. It is one of the most exciting benefits that NDEO offers its Institutional Members. The Secondary Program (grades 9-12) was implemented in 2005. The Collegiate Program was implemented in 2012, and a Junior Program (grades 6-8) was separated out from the Secondary Program and officially launched in 2016. To date, there are over 1,000 chapters in the US and over 10,000 students have been inducted in the past two years.

Second Studio

Second Studio is the student production organization of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. The goal of Second Studio is to provide students with the opportunity to explore their craft outside the confines of major department productions. Students interested in participation in Second Studio acting, dance and production work should communicate their interest to the Second Studio Student Board who set and produce the Second Studio season.

Second Studio also strives for successful fund raisers throughout the academic year. Some of the fund raising activities are concessions at Theatre Arts and Dance Department productions, SUU Live, High School Shakespeare Competition concessions & dances. The money collected helps students attend conferences and provides opportunities for students to earn scholarships through performance, service, and activity within the department.

United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), Student Chapter

Student Chapters of USITT are organized across the nation in colleges, universities, and high schools. Comprised of six or more students with a sponsor, these chapters work to promote learning among their peers and to support design and technology on campus.