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K-State Dance Auditions

SpringDance 2017 and Guest Artist Auditions - December 10th, 2016, Nichols Hall studio 008, 9:00 a.m.  

Auditions will be held on December 10 for SpringDance 2017, a faculty and guest artist-choreographed dance performance that will show in McCain Auditorium March 31 - April 1, 2017. Prior dance experience is preferred but not required. Auditions will also be held for modern, jazz, tap, African dance, and Hip Hop with a guest artist.  K-State students and youth participants ages 8+ will be eligible to audition for the guest artist Hip Hop piece (See below).  The audition is open to all k-state students. Audition participants should be prepared to learn short dance combinations from the different choreographers. Prepared solos are NOT required.   

Doors will open at 9:00 a.m.  The audition will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will be approximately 60-90 minutes in length. Casting is based partially on student availability. Students should have their spring 2017 class schedule available and bring a completed audition information sheet and release form to the audition.  Hard copies will be available at the audition. 

K-State Students:  Click HERE to download the SD17 Audition Packet.

Hip Hop (SpringDance 2017) audition/rehearsal info:

Featured works will include Hip-Hop choreography by the legendary artist, Dena Rizzo.  Auditions for K-State students will be held at 9:00 am.  Youth are also invited to audition at 1:00 pm on December 10.  

K-State Students: Students must be available to rehearse 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 11.  Regular rehearsals during the spring semester will be on selected Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:20 pm.  

Youth: A youth rehearsal will take place at 1:30 - 4:00 on Saturday December 10, immediately following the youth audition.  Regular rehearsals during Spring semester will take place January 7, February 11, and March 4, time TBA. Technical rehearsals and performances will take place in McCain Auditorium evenings the week of March 27 through April 1.  

Parents, please download the audition packet for more specific information about technical rehearsals.   

Click HERE to download the SD17 Youth Audition Packet. Page one has technical rehearsal and performance information.  Page two is a release form.


Youth Audition Information


Dena Rizzo Flyer

For more information, contact Neil Dunn: neildunn@k-state.edu


K-State Tap Ensemble 2017-2018 Season Audition: TBA

Click HERE to visit the Tap Ensemble audition information page.  



K-State Dance holds auditions twice a year, once in the fall semester for WinterDance and the spring semester SpringDance. Auditions for WinterDance are typically held on the Saturday after the first full week of classes at K-State. Auditions for SpringDance are typically held on the Saturday after the last day of classes for Fall semester. These dates are subject to change and you should check the Dance program homepage for updates. Once the dates and times are confirmed, we will make a posting on the web site and the Dance call board located in the basement in Nichols Hall.

Auditions are open to all K-State students and may include the following dance forms: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, and African styles. Students selected from these auditions will perform on the faculty concerts (WinterDance and SpringDance). Many opportunities are also available for understudies in faculty works. Quite often, understudies will end up being cast.

What to bring: the appropriate dance shoes/attire and your class schedule for availability.  Individual solos are not required for these auditions.

K-State Tap Ensemble

K-State students at any level of tap dance are encouraged to audition to become a member of the group. This ensemble provides opportunities for community outreach, performance, lecture demonstrations, and a lot fun. (Ask someone who knows about tap a grams!)

For more information on auditions for faculty concerts at K-State, contact Neil Dunn at neildunn@k-state.edu.

For information on joining the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble, contact Julie L. Pentz at jpentz@k-state.edu or visit the Tap Ensemble webpage.

For information on African dancing and drumming at K-State, contactNeil Dunn at neildunn@k-state.edu.