Department of Theatre & Dance

Student Organizations

From performance groups to the theatre honor society, find out how you can make the most of your education outside of the classroom.

A Wealth of Opportunity

A Wealth of Opportunity

Rollins Improv Players performs throughout the semester in the Fred Stone Theater, but it's just one way to hone your craft at Rollins.

Rollins Improv Players

The mission of Rollins Improv Players (R.I.P.) is to create improvisational theatre that expresses challenging and provocative subject matter; to represent the dramatic and comedic aspects of student life and beyond; to dare ourselves and our audiences to grow, think, and act; to serve Rollins College as a conduit for discussion and discovery, experimentation, play, laughter and community. For more information, visit the R.I.P. site or email Improv@rollins.edu.

Rollins Players

The Rollins Players plan social events for the Department of Theatre and Dance, support outreach from the department to the wider campus and Central Florida community, and most importantly, produce the Second Stage Series in the Lyman black box theatre. To get involved, email RollinsPlayers@rollins.edu.

Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega is the national honor society of theatre. Membership is open to juniors and seniors who demonstrate scholastic excellence and exceptional service to the department. To be eligible to apply, juniors must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, and seniors must have a 3.3 GPA or higher.

Chair and Producer's Advisory Group

The Chair and Producer's Advisory Group (CPAG) meets approximately once a month to discuss issues of the day, celebrate successes, and plot potential paths forward. We have a wonderfully diverse slate of names representing all our concentrations, minors, transfers, student organizations, and class years. If you are not a member of CPAG, feel free to pass along your ideas and suggestions to a current member or schedule time to meet with Department Chair, Kevin Griffin, or Annie Russell Producing Director, Thomas Ouellette. We are a busy and productive department, and the Chair and Producer's Advisory Group's role is to ensure that successes don’t go unnoticed, issues don’t go unaddressed, and rumors don’t go unanswered! We are committed to open, honest and transparent communication.

Rollins Dance Company

Rollins Dance Company is a group of students who share the passion of dance. All abilities and genres are welcome. Each fall semester, auditions are held for student-choreographed pieces, but any dancer may be a part of the guest pieces. All of these pieces will be performed in the annual dance concert, Expressions, which is performed at the Annie Russell Theatre at the end of the fall term.

The main goal of the Rollins Dance Company is to provide an outlet for Rollins student dancers to learn various styles of dance from professional and student choreographers from the greater dance community. Rollins Dance Company is a dance organization forever committed to our founding purposes:

  • Student-Initiated
  • High Standards of Respect, Scholarship, and Commitment
  • Participation in Campus Activities

To get involved, contact RollinsDancers@rollins.edu.

Rollins Tap Club

The purpose of Rollins Tap Club is to promote, advance, and encourage tap dance at Rollins College. They offer student-taught classes for any tap level. Rollins Tap Club performs at Expressions, which is produced by the Rollins Dance Company. They also perform at school events and do pop-up shows. To get involved, contact RollinsDancers@rollins.edu.