Slippery Rock University Dance Theatre- Fall and Winter Concerts: Dances that were adjudicated for Slippery Rock University Dance Theatre will be performed in Swope Recital Hall and Butler County Community College Succop Theater.
Rock Dance Company: This company tours annually primarily performing for K-6 in area school districts and diverse community events.
Afro Colombian Dance Ensemble: This Company performs Afro-Colombian dances and tours to regional cultural festivals and community events.
Guest Artists Choreography: Each year the Department of Dance commissions guest artists to create a work on dance students. Only dance majors are eligible to audition for a guest artist.
Faculty Concerts: Each fall, the dance faculty presents a formal concert. This concert is held in Butler County Community College's Succop Theater and consists of choreography by SRU dance faculty and invited guest artists. Students may perform on this concert if invited by the faculty.
60 X 60 Experimental Music and Dance Concert: Each fall the Slippery Rock University Dance and Art Departments, in association with the international arts association Vox Novus, present 60x60 Dance: A 1-hour concert of 60 1-minute pieces of dance and video, set to award winning music. This is a unique event because every minute there is a new piece. 60x60 Dance represents a diverse cross-section of music, dance, and video with different styles and aesthetics.
Dance Express: Dance Express is a student run, non-competitive dance team that serves to entertain the Slippery Rock University community through performances at various campus sporting events, health clinics, parades, and charity events.
Performing Arts Series: SRU is fortunate to have an on-campus performing artist series available to students. This series brings one or two professional dance companies to SRU each year. Students may obtain the entire artist series package which includes dance, drama, music and comedy productions, or they may purchase tickets for individual performance. Students are encouraged to attend as many of these inexpensive professional performances as they can, and are required to see all dance performances. Master classes are also arranged by Deb Baker in which Dance Majors and minors may participate.
Area Concerts: Dancers travel to see area performances. Students will see area concerts on their own, or when possible, a faculty member will arrange for a university vehicle and group discount tickets. Dance majors and minors are encouraged to see as many live dance concerts as possible and are required to see a certain amount for their classes. We are fortunate to have relationships with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Dance Alloy Studios, Attack Theater, Butler Community College's Succop Theater and the Pittsburgh Dance Council (PDC). PDC brings nationally and internationally known companies to Pittsburgh each season. Master classes are also set up by the PDC in which SRU students may participate.
Site-Specific dances; Dance Composition class dances; Senior Synthesis; and independent concerts: Student choreographers will audition dancers for the various performances associated with these courses.
Laban Movement Analysis and the Art of Dance Performance: Final Solo Concerts: Sophomore dance majors present solo dances inspired by researching current issues or historical events.