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Performing Arts | Performance Opportunities Overview


Informal Showcase (Fall and Spring Semesters)
End of semester recital for dance and musical theatre students. Open to all students registered for dance technique courses.

Choreolab (Fall Semester)
Workshop/Showcase for student choreographers. Student work is adjudicated by local professional dance artists. Student choreographers must apply to participate. By audition only

Spring Dance Concert (Spring Semester)
Annual concert of faculty, student, and guest artist works performed by AU students. By audition only. 

American University Dance Company (Fall and Spring Semesters) By audition only.

American College Dance Festival (Spring Semester)
Faculty and/or student choreographed works are performed in formal and informal concerts.

Student Organizations and AU Athletics
AU has multiple student-run dance groups who perform on and off campus each semester. Information about student groups is available from the AU Student Activities office at 202-885-3390. For information about the AU Dance Team, contact the American University Athletics Department at 202-885-3000.


Theatre & Musical Theatre

Student Groups

AU Players
Rude Mechanicals





AU Chorus
AU Chamber Singers
Gospel Choir
Opera Workshop


AU Symphony Orchestra
AU Symphonic Band
AU Chamber Players
AU Pep Band (at AU Athletics website)


AU Jazz Orchestra, Workshop, Jazz Combo
(Three separate performance groups)

Student Choral/Vocal Groups

Blends with Benefits
Dime a Dozen
Treble in Paradise
On a Sensual Note