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Dance Auditions

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

 
 
Dance Days

October 20, 2017 and March 23, 2018:

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 October 20th. And Dance Day March 23, which will coincide with our Annual Faculty/Guest Artist Dance Concert: "Portraits of Dance" March 22 - 25, 2017.

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 March 23rd concert 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 2017:

Friday October 20th, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Meet with Leslie Williams in Mary Moody Northen Hall, room 154
10:45 a.m. - Meeting with Department Head, Stephen Crandall
11:00-12:00 p.m. - Intermediate Jazz with Crystal Bertrand
12:00-12:20 p.m. - Refreshments with current Dance Majors
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Intermediate Ballet with Edward Truitt
1:30-2:30 p.m.-Intermediate Modern with Leslie Williams
2:45-3:00 p.m. - Q&A with faculty and students

Spring 2018:

Friday March 23rd, 2018
10:30 a.m. - Meet with Leslie Williams in Mary Moody Northen Hall, room 154
10:45 a.m. - Meeting with Department Head, Stephen Crandall
11:00-12:00 p.m. - Intermediate Jazz with Crystal Bertrand
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 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!