School of Theatre Arts & Dance

Named a Colorado Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the School of Theatre Arts and Dance provides pre-professional training for students who plan to pursue careers in professional theatre, or as teachers of theatre arts. The School actively cultivates an appreciation and understanding of theatre as a part of American society and culture, and as a vehicle for the enrichment of life.

As a student at UNC, you will not only be exposed to rigorous academics in the classroom but also enjoy a wide variety of performance opportunities, get to work along side nationally recognized guest artists, and have the opportunity to explore every facet of the theatrical arts. Combine all of these strengths with our close proximity to Denver and the recreational opportunities afforded by the Rocky Mountains and you truly have something special.

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The Acting program at UNC is a rigorous, pre-professional training program designed to prepare talented young actors for careers in theatre, film, and television.

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You will study dance technique in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and ballroom dance through a blend in the study of scientific and artistic movement principles.

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Design and Technology

Design and Technology

Best of practical application and applied theory, giving each student the ability to build an education tailored to personal aspirations.

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Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

Providing promising young performers intense structured voice, acting, and dance training for the professional stage.

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Theatre Education

Theatre Education

Classes in all areas of theatre (acting, speech, movement, history, playscript analysis, and more), as well as complete coursework in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

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Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies

Our Theatre Studies alumni go on to have exciting careers in directing, producing, playwrighting, teaching, performance, theatre administration, and much more.

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"I learned my craft of acting at the Little Theatre of the Rockies in Greeley, Colorado."―Nick Nolte (Charley Rose, PBS)

Theatre Productions

School of Theatre Arts and Dance students have an opportunity to participate in over 30 productions each year in multiple venues on campus and in the community.

2016-2017 Theatre Productions

Norton Theatre
September 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 and October 1 at 7:30 pm
September 25 and October 2 at 2:00 pm

Miranda's Nightmare
Greeley Central High School Auditorium
October 20 at 7:30pm
October 21 at 6:00pm & 8:30pm
October 22 at 2:00 PM

Spring Awakening
Norton Theatre
October 27, 28, 29 and November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 pm
October 29, 30 and November 5, 6 at 2:00 pm

Clybourne Park
Langworthy Theatre
November 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 pm
November 20 at 2:00 pm

Love's Labour's Lost
Norton Theatre
February 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm
February 5 and 12 at 2:00 pm

West Side Story
Union Colony Civic Center
March 3, 4 at 7:30 pm

Major Barbara
Langworthy Theatre
April 20, 21, 22 at 7:30pm
April 23 at 2:00 pm

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