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Dance Program Auditions/Dance Days

November 19, 2021 OR January 21, 2022.

WT Dance is now accepting undergraduate applications for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.
An audition is required for students interested in pursuing a BFA in Dance.  Students must apply and be accepted to West Texas A&M University and apply to WT Dance to be considered for the Program. 
  • To apply for University admission, please visit wtamu.edu/apply.  
  • To apply for the Dance Program, fill out our application and AUDITION FORM.                         
                

 Dance Day Flyer

On Campus Audition

Audition for the WT Dance Program & Scholarships on campus at the program's biannual DANCE DAY event. November 19, 2021 OR January 21, 2022. Dance Day is specifically tailored to students auditioning for the dance program. Students get an opportunity to take classes, tour the facilities, meet dance faculty, meet current students, participate in a Q&A, and see a dance performance.

WT Dance Day Schedule:

November 19, 2021

10:30 am  “Welcome” with Dance Program Director, Crystal Bertrand, Dance Studio 154.

10:45 am  “Meet” Stephen Crandall, Department Head, Art, Theatre, Dance.

11:00 am -12:00 pm Modern Class with Professor Leslie Williams.  Class will be held in Dance Studio 155.

12:00 pm -12:20 pm - “Meet and Greet with the Majors”  Short Break with refreshments.

12:30 pm -1:30 pm - Ballet with Associate Professor, Edward Truitt, Dance Studio 154.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm –Q&A with faculty and current dance majors.  Happy State Bank Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Complex.

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Company Warm-Up on stage with Dance Program Director, Crystal Bertrand.  Class will be held in the Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. (Nov 19th only)

7:30 pm Attend Falling Into Dance Concert (optional for Dance Day participants Nov 19th only

January 21, 2022

10:30 am  “Welcome” with Dance Program Director, Crystal Bertrand, Dance Studio 154.

10:45 am  “Meet” Stephen Crandall, Department Head, Art, Theatre, Dance.

11:00 am -12:00 pm Modern Class with Professor Leslie Williams.  Class will be held in Dance Studio 155.

12:00 pm -12:20 pm - “Meet and Greet with the Majors”  Short Break with refreshments.

12:30 pm -1:30 pm - Ballet with Associate Professor, Edward Truitt, Dance Studio 154.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Jazz Class with Dance Program Director Crystal D. Bertrand 

Students who participate in the January 21st Dance Day Audition will receive a complimentary ticket to our spring dance concert Portraits of Dance on Friday April 1, 2022.

Submit a Distance Audition

For those students unable to attend Dance Day auditions, WT Dance will accept online auditions – please follow the directions below.

Video Submission Requirements

  • To apply for the WT Dance Program, fill out our application and AUDITION FORM and submit your YouTube or Vimeo link of your dance video (see instructions below) along with you Headshot and Resume.             
  • Prepare an audition reel that includes the following: 
  1. Ballet Barré (with one hand on the barré and filmed from the side) demonstrate grand & demi plié, battement tendu, battement dégagé, grand battement exercises, and an Adagio to include développé, passé, and relevé.  
  2. Ballet Centre Floor Combinations that demonstrates stationary pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, petit allegro and a grand allegro.
  3. Include one combination from another dance genre (or two).  (modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop)
  4. Solo choreographed by you or other choreographer performed in the studio or live performance not to exceed 3 minutes. You may submit solo's in more than one genre.

WT Dance Faculty will review materials and will inform you of your audition standing.  Please contact Dance Program Director Crystal Bertrand at dance@wtamu.edu if you have any questions in regards to your video submission or application status. 

 

Scholarships

To apply for University and Dance Program scholarships, please visit: https://www.wtamu.edu/student-support/scholarships/index.html. Application opens February 1, 2022 on the WTAMU website.

Plan your visit today and discover the WT Dance Program and Experience the Legacy! We look forward to meeting you!

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