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Audition for the Dance Program

 

 

Dance Days

November 8, 2013 and April 25, 2014:

A day that is specifically tailored to prospective students allowing them to partake of the dance program at its busiest time of the semester; performance weekend. The dates are as follows: November 8, 2013, which will concede with our Annual Student Dance Concert: Falling into Dance and April 25, 2013 –Portraits of Dance, our annual faculty and guest artist concert.

Prospective Students

Prospective Students will have an opportunity to meet with the Director of the Dance Program, and Department Head of Art, Theatre, and Dance. They will then take a short class with two faculty members, be offered refreshments, a tour of the facilities, and Question and Answer with the faculty and current dance students. After a short dinner break the students will then be taken into the theatre where they will take company warm up class on stage followed by the viewing of the concert.

The November 8 concert will allow prospective students to view the work of the current dance majors both choreographically and dancing. This concert is completely student generated and serves as the Senior Capstone project for the dance major. The April 25 show will entertain these prospective students with works from Mindy Copeland, Artistic Director and owner of Tap Overload and Principle Dancer with Rhaposody in Taps, Rogelio Lopez, Faculty Member at Saint Mary's College and freelance dance artist in the San Francisco Bay Area and Steven Norman, past dancer with San Francisco Ballet and current freelance master teacher and choreographer in the Chicago land area. These two days will allow perspective students to get a feel of the program at its height as the dancers prepare for performance. In addition, these days will serve as placement and scholarship audition.

Schedule

1:00 p.m. - Meet with Leslie Williams in Mary Moody Northen Hall, room 154

1:45 p.m. - Meeting with Department Head, David Willard

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Intermediate Jazz with Crystal Bertrand

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Refreshments with current Dance Majors

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Intermediate Ballet with Edward Truitt

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Q&A with faculty and students

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Company Warm-up on stage with Leslie Williams

7:30 p.m. - Attend Dance Concert

What to bring:

Appropriate dance attire for all three portions of the audition

Updated headshot and resume

 

To reserve a spot for either day please contact the Director of the Program:

Leslie E. Williams at 806-651-2858 or lewilliams@wtamu.edu

If neither of these dates works for any student please use the above contact info to schedule a private audition.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

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