Student Organizations

There is a multitude of student organizations at UNC Charlotte available for all students to join. Range of Motion and MOVE Dance Alliance are two that work closely with the Department of Dance to share rehearsal and performance space. Both organizations produce their own performances and end-of-semester showcases, giving students the opportunity to choreograph and perform.

range of motion dance ensemble

large group of dance students in a group photo before their showcase

Range of Motion Dance Ensemble (ROM) is a student-run organization that was created in 2013. The movement concept “Range of Motion” refers to how your body extends through space; therefore, the purpose of ROM is to create a positive environment for individuals to further their artistry while extending and sharing their passion for dance. ROM supplements the Department of Dance curriculum by focusing on commercial dance styles.

In addition to their showcases, ROM has performed at campus events including Student Union Homecoming Takeovers, Charlotte Dance Marathons to benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital, Campus Activities Board’s Gender Bender Talent Show, Tantrum’s You Got Served Showcase, and The Black Student Union’s Freshman Convocation. Student choreography from ROM has also been chosen to be performed by popular festivals such as the Mid-Atlantic South Conference at the American College Dance Association and Charlotte Dance Festival.

group of students dancing on stage
group of students dancing on stage, one female front and center with a dramatic look on her face, reaching her hand
group of students smiling together in the dance studio sitting on the floor

move dance alliance

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MOVE Dance Alliance is an organization that gives UNC Charlotte students a chance to choreograph and perform every semester in a professional dance showcase. They are open to dancers of all different backgrounds and levels and allow their members to have full artistic freedom in creating and performing their own dance works. Members are free to create their own pieces or perform in other choreographers’ pieces. In addition to their showcase, they also hold various events and workshops that help members establish meaningful relationships with one another and help strengthen the UNC Charlotte dance community.

solo shot of a dancer in a red skirt sitting on the floor, reaching up in a spotlight
group of students smiling in the dance studio
a solo shot of a female dancer in yellow standing against a blue background