Alima International Dance Association is a non-competitive dance group at the University of Connecticut. Our goal is to teach our members and the surrounding UConn community about cultural differences through the art of dance and music. Our dances tell stories of people from all around the world. We also showcase hip-hop, lyrical and modern routines choreographed by our dancers. Alima celebrates diversity and and welcomes dancers of all abilities and backgrounds. "Alima" is a word of Arabic origin that means "those who are skilled at music and dance". The colors of Alima are red and black to represent strength and power.
We have two mandatory practices on Sundays from 5:00 - 7pm in Hawley Armory and on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:00pm in Student Union 304C where members must wear red or black (or both). Alima also has two annual shows, our annual fall showcase hosted at UConn and the Rhythm of the Soul showcase in the spring hosted at the University of Rhode Island. In addition to these two shows we also do guest performances at other events throughout the year and occasionally host a Spring Showcase. Visit our calendar page for more information on dates and times. If you have any questions about becoming a member of Alima or have any performance inquiries please send us a message!