Department of Theater and Dance

Theater and Dance Department

Fall 2024 Courses

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Theater Courses

ATH 100 Public Speaking - T/TH 10:55-12:40
ATH 102 Intro to Theatre - T/TH 9:00-10:45
ATH 110 Stagecraft 1 - T/TH 10:55-12:40
ATH 112 Acting 1 - T/TH 1:55-3:40
ATH 123 History of Fashion & Dress - T/TH 10:55-12:40
ATH 257 Shakespeare After 1600 - M/W/F 8:00-9:05
ATH 348 Global Performance Tradition - M/W 3:05-4:45
ATH 361 Advanced Directing - T/TH 1:55-3:40

Dance Courses

ADA-010 Ballet 1 Practicum - M 5-6:15
ADA-011 Ballet 2 Practicum - T 5-6:30
ADA 021 Jazz 2 Practicum - TH 5-6:30
ADA 023 Broadway Dance Practicum - W 9:10-10:25
ADA-030 Modern 1 Practicum - F 11:45-1
ADA-031 Modern 2 Practicum - W 5-6:30
ADA-045 Tap 1 Practicum- F 9:10-10:25
ADA-054 Special Topics: Flamenco - T 6:30-8
ADA-060 Hip Hop 1 Practicum - TH 6:30-8

Dance Practicum Pre-Approval Form - Due by May 15th - click here.

About Theater


Whether you are looking for one-on-one mentorship to prepare for a career in professional theater, or looking to integrate your passion for the performing arts with another discipline, the Theater program at Union College will give you the skills and experience you are looking for. Our professionally-active faculty are dedicated to inspiring and training all students, majors, double majors, minors and enthusiasts alike. We are committed to socially active, community involved, anti-racist approaches to theater. From the classroom to rehearsal hall to productions on our Yulman stage, we offer personalized hands-on opportunities on or off stage for students to participate in devised and scripted productions, both classical and contemporary.

About Dance

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The Dance Program offers an active, multifaceted program with academic courses, various levels of technique classes and performance opportunities for college credit. All students of dance, both beginner and experienced, work with professional dance faculty. The three elements of discipline, exploration, and creativity join to provide an environment of enhanced learning and development.

In a state-of-the-art facility, technique classes are offered in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and choreography and more... Students gain an in-depth understanding of how the body moves while obtaining an increased understanding of proper alignment and flexibility.

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Mission statement

The Union College Department of Theater and Dance, dedicated to community engagement and global perspectives, seeks to develop knowledge, teach skills, reveal potential, and inspire connections to performance, design, and technical expertise as a crucial component of a liberal arts education. Our immersive student-centered learning environment provides creative opportunities for personal and collective expression and growth, supporting the vitality of the performing arts in today’s world with an eye towards the future. Our department equips students from across Union College’s curriculum with the scholarly foundation and artistic skillset necessary to innovate and succeed in the field of performing arts, or to use their study of theory and practice to lead with wisdom, empathy, and courage in their chosen careers.