University of South Florida

School of Theatre & Dance

College of the Arts

Activities and Student Organizations

Connect with people who share your interests.

The University of South Florida has over 600 student organizations. From academic to professional, cultural to service groups, these organizations are a great way to make friends and learn new things.

Every semester the USF student body produces an array of activities that you can join: club meetings and presentations, socials, cultural programs, and more. Most of these events take place at the Marshall Student Center, which features a variety of amenities including but not limited to: dining options, plenty of study space, a meditation room, and a gaming room.

In this section we provide a brief overview of theatre and dance student organizations at USF. To explore more clubs and groups within the arts and beyond, search through BullSync.

Student Theatre Production Board

The Student Theatre Production Board (STPB) is a student organization dedicated to student-produced theatre. STPB seeks to promote student involvement in the USF theatrical community by giving students the chance to direct, act, design and tech their own shows. We give students the opportunity to practice, produce, and experiment with their own art. In addition to putting on student-directed, -acted, -designed, and -written shows, we also act to bring the USF theatre community at large together. We plan fundraisers, academic events, theatre activities and the like to help our community grow and bring awareness into the arts. View STPB on BullSync.

2020-2021 STPB Officers
President: Talia Fish
Vice President: Harrison Baxley

Get in touch with us or follow us to see what shows we’ll be presenting!

Bulls for Broadway

Bulls for Broadway is USF's musical theatre club! You do not have to be a singer or a performer to join–all you need is a love for musical theatre. As a club we provide opportunities for our members to regularly perform their craft in front of an audience of their peers and receive feedback. Our goal as a club is to widen the musical theatre culture in our department and the greater USF community and we would love for everyone to be a part of it. View Bulls for Broadway on BullSync.

 

Student Dance Production Board

The Student Dance Production Board (SDPB) is responsible for successfully managing every aspect of the annual Student Dance Concert. This concert is entirely choreographed, performed, and managed by students. The duties of the board include promotions and marketing, fundraising, scheduling auditions and rehearsals, planning adjudications, and technical management. The board's primary goal is to raise money for the Michelle Vargas Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to one dancer in the department each year. SDPB also puts on an annual 5K Tutu Run to raise funds.

2020-2021 Officers
President: Isabella Lepp
Vice President: Sarah Hamilton
Treasurer: Sydney Connor
Concert Chairs: Alex Chacon & Alexis Francis
Marketing/Media Chair: Claire Prigge
Secretary: Katie Brophy

For more information, please visit our Facebook page.

Dance Education Organization

The Dance Education Organization (DEO) is a student-run resource for the dance community within the department, the university, and the greater Tampa area. The purpose of the DEO is to serve future dance educators by providing a foundation through which they will have opportunities to attend and administrate workshops, to participate in community outreach, to be exposed to current research materials, as well as an option to affiliate with the National Dance Education Organization. View DEO on BullSync.

DEO's Goals

To educate the community about dance
To provide a link between USF dancers and the community
To create a feeling of unity throughout the USF Dance Department

To achieve these goals, DEO works to create and/or participate in several events and fundraisers throughout the year.

Events

The Dance Education Organization is committed to providing events that further our goals. These include both social and outreach events. In the past, we have participated in the USF Relay for Life, FDEO workshops, and NDEO conferences.

Fundraisers

Because this organization does not collect dues, our events are supported through two main fundraisers.

USF Dance Department Clothing
Each year we produce a new design and print it on a variety of clothing articles that are sold at each dance concert, audition day and Day of Dance. Pre-orders are accepted in the fall for the current year’s design. Keep checking back for this year’s design and clothing choices.

Flower Sales
At each performance, DEO provides flowers to be wrapped and purchased in the lobby. Roses in varying hues are available, as well as an assortment of flowers, and each boutique is unique as you choose which ones to include for your special dancer. Prices are typically $3 for a single rose, $5 for a single rose with the other flowers and $2 more for each additional rose.

Tutu Run
The Tutu Run serves as a fundraiser for the Michelle Vargas Scholarship Fund and raises awareness about the lack of general funding in the arts. Participants are encouraged to wear tutus while they run, walk or jog the course.  Several activities will be available at this yearly event including games, snacks, a build-your-own-tutu station and a rent-a-tutu station. 

2020-2021 Officers
President: Alex Chacon
Vice President: Veronica Hernandez
Vice President Junior Chair: Rebecca Eurom
Secretary: Kiera Eagan
Treasurer: Sabina Reilly
Historian: Sloan Logsdon
Community Outreach Chairs: Halle Johnson & Laura Perez
Relay for Life Philanthropy Chairs: Caroline Tomaselli & Alek Hernandez

USF DEO is a student chapter of the National Dance Education Organization. Florida Dance Education Organization is the State Chapter of the National Dance Education Organization.