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SpringDance 2019 auditions

Saturday December 8, 2018, 9:00 am, Nichols Studio 008

SpringDance will show in McCain Auditorium March 29-30, 2018.   Auditions, which are open to all K-State students will be held on Saturday December 8th at 9:00am, Nichols Studio 008.  Students should arrive early to complete audition materials and warm up.  Solos are NOT required. Doors will open by 8:30 am.  (Use the south basement entrance) 

Download the SpringDance 2019 Audition Packet (pdf)

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

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 8:30 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.

Performed on a proscenium stage at McCain Auditorium, our local road house. Typically presented the first weekend in 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.

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.