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Dance Auditions

Department of Art, Theatre and Dance
Audition for the Dance Program

 
 
Dance Days

Nov 22, 2019 and March 27, 2020:

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: Dance Day Nov 22. And Dance Day March 27, which will coincide with our Annual Faculty/Guest Artist Dance Concert: "Portraits of Dance" March 26 - 29, 2020.

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.

If you are able to see our Fall concert - it 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 Spring concert, Portraits of Dance, will allow prospective students to view the work of the exceptional faculty of WTAMU as well as world class guest artists.
 
Dance Day 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

FALL:

Friday Nov 22
10:30 a.m. - Meet with Crystal Bertrand in Mary Moody Northen Hall, room 154
10:45 a.m. - Meeting with Department Head, Stephen Crandall
11:00-12:00 p.m. - Intermediate Modern with Leslie Williams
12:00-12:20 p.m. - Refreshments with current Dance Majors
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Intermediate Ballet with Edward Truitt
1:45-2:00 p.m. - Q&A with faculty and students
5:45-6:45 p.m. - Company Warm-up on stage with Crystal Bertrand
7:30 p.m. - Attend Dance Concert

Spring:

Friday March 27
10:30 a.m. - Meet with Crystal Bertrand in Mary Moody Northen Hall, room 154
10:45 a.m. - Meeting with Department Head, Stephen Crandall
11:00-12:00 p.m. - Intermediate Modern with Leslie Williams
12:00-12:20 p.m. - Refreshments with current Dance Majors
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Intermediate Ballet with Edward Truitt
1:45-2:00 p.m. - Q&A with faculty and students
5:45-6:45 p.m. - Company Warm-up on stage with Crystal Bertrand
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:

Crystal Bertrand at 806-651-2789 or cbertrand@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!