Dance at Noon, 2019

Dance auditions

School of Creative and Performing Arts

Course auditions

Dance technique courses (DNCE 207, 209, 305, 307, 311, 313, 321, 323, 405, 407, 411, 413, 421, 423, 505, 507)

  • Fall semester: All students will be required to audition for dance technique courses scheduled for the fall semester.
  • Winter semester: You will not have to audition if you have successfully completed the prerequisite course in the Fall semester immediately preceding the current winter term (e.g., if you completed DNCE 321 in Fall 2023, then you will not have to audition for DNCE 323 in Winter 2024). Successful completion, in this case, indicated a B- or better.

These technique courses are designed for BA/BFA Dance majors. For non-majors who wish to take advanced-level technique courses, you must attend the first day(s) of class and perform a group audition. If you are successful, you will be notified by the division and granted permission to register.

Dance @ Night

Friday, January 5, 2024 in the Aux Gym, KNA 117

Studio opens at 5:30 p.m. (warm-up space available)

Auditions: 6–8 p.m.

About the performance

Dance@Night presents the summative choreographic and directorial work of our senior Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance students, through the live performance of students at all levels in the dance program.

Can't make the audition?

Send a video audition and answers to the blow questions:

  • 1–2 minute improvisations showcasing your personal, artistry and your own movement techniques
  • your availability this semester with specific times during the week
  • if you are available for the choreographer's in-class presentations at 4 p.m. on Jan. 17, 21, Feb. 14, March 20 and 27
  • if you are available SHOW DAYS - April 5 and 6, 2024

Send video and answers by DM to Aesthete Dance Undergraduate Organization and you'll be given the choreographers' e-mails.

Mainstage Dance

Friday, October 20, 2023 in Aux Gym, KNA 117
: 3:30 p.m. (warm-up space available)
Auditions: 4–6 p.m.

About the performance 

Mainstage Dance is a unique opportunity for dance students to work with professional choreographers and dance artists in a creative process and performance context. Full attendance, teamwork, and artistic commitment are expected. 
This year's choreographers are:

  • Melanie Kloetzel
  • Tara Wilson
  • Heather Ware

Everyone participates in full for each portion of the audition led by the choreographers. The space will be open for check-in and warm-up at 3:30 p.m. Auditions will start promptly at 4 p.m., so arrive early. No latecomers are admitted. Only dancers in attendance at auditions will be considered. All applicants will be notified of casting decisions by email, typically within about 2-3 weeks. Cast lists will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the SCPA Office, CHD 100.


Auditions are open to all dance majors, dance minors, and students who will be enrolled in DNCE courses in the Winter 2024 semester. Contact us in advance if you are unsure of your eligibility.

How to Apply

Pre-registration is required. Submit your registration through this link, by 4 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2023. 


  • Rehearsals: January 9 – March 16, 2024
    Schedule is either 2–4 p.m. or 4–6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. There are no rehearsals scheduled during Reading Week, February 18 – 24, except for a 4-hour rehearsal on Friday, February 23. Additional rehearsals including technical rehearsals will be scheduled between March 4 – March 14, 2024.
  • Performances: March 14 -16, 2024 at 7:30p.m. in the University Theatre

Mainstage may be used as course credit through DNCE 397, 395 or 495.

Questions? Email Alèn, the Dance Venue, Production and Equipment Coordinator.

Mainstage 2019
Pro Series 2019

DJD Professional Development Program

If you are entering your fourth year and have completed DNCE 311/313 and DNCE 411/413, you can audition for the Professional Training Program (PTP) at DJD.

Auditions will take place in Winter 2022.


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