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WinterDance 2020 auditions

Saturday August 22, 2020, 8:30 am, Nichols Studio 008

WinterDance will show at Mark A. Chapman Theatre November 12-14, 2020. Students will perform in faculty choreography.   

An audition will be held on Saturday August 22 at 8:30am, Nichols Studio 008.  Doors will open by 8:00 am.  Students should arrive early to submit audition materials and warm up (see link below).  Solos are NOT required.   (Use the south basement entrance) 

Questions should be directed to Neil Dunn at neildunn@ksu.edu.

Click HERE for the WinterDance 2020 Audition Packet. (NOT YET AVAILABLE)


Audition Info

WinterDance/SpringDance will feature jazz, modern, tap, and West African dance. Auditions are open to all K-State students. Prior experience is preferred but not required. Students should arrive by 8:00 a.m. to warm up and submit audition materials. Casting is often based on schedules, so auditioning students will need to have their weekly schedule with them. The audition packet below will need to be completed and returned to the audition. Hard copies will also be available. 

Held in Mark A. Chapman Theatre (Formerly Nichols Theatre), a "thrust" theatre in Nichols Hall, is where the dance program calls home. Experiencing WinterDance in this intimate setting is a wonderful way to come inside form the cold and warm up to a dance performance. Typically held the first weekend in December, WinterDance runs Thursday through Saturday with a matinee on Saturday.

SpringDance is performed on a proscenium stage at McCain Auditorium, our local road house. Typically presented the the end of March or beginning of April, SpringDance has Friday and Saturday evening performances. 

WinterDance/SpringDance opportunity details

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.


Contemporary Dance Ensemble auditions

Kansas State University undergraduates and graduate students at any level of Contemporary Dance are encouraged to audition to be part of CDE! This ensemble provides additional opportunities to perform on and off-campus, as well as opportunities for student leadership. For more information about joining the Contemporary Dance Ensemble, please contact Kate Digby at kdigby@ksu.edu.


K-State Tap Ensemble auditions

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