Faculty Votes Unanimously to Merge Dance Program with Theatre Arts

Monday, November 03, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Theater arts faculty members and two tenure track dance professors voted to move the dance program out of the School of Music and Dance and into the theater arts department Monday, commencing the first step to official University approval. The program’s move was approved in an overwhelming 18-0 vote, according to Interim Chair of theater arts Rhonnie Washington. “We have been collaborating with dance for years,” Washington said. “We invited Dance to join with Theatre Arts several years ago when the Dance Department was looking for shelter in a larger department. They elected to go with music.”