The dance department offers frequent opportunities for students to perform in works by faculty members, guest artists, graduate students, and undergraduates. Performances are produced throughout the year and auditions are open to any university student.  In addition to performances, auditions and level placement are held for some classes.

Audition information for Stilleto Entertainment!
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Saturday, September 6, 2014
University Theatre Building, W150
Singers: 10am (sign-in 9am)
Dancers: 2pm (sign-in 1pm)
Singer/Dancers need to attend both calls)

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Audition information for upcoming performances

**New** Interested in auditioning for multiple BFA shows being produced during our AY 14-15 dance season?  Join the 2015 BFA class, Aundrea Anderson, Emily Pietruszka, Jamie Holzman, Millie Heckler and Kayla Smallcanyon on  Thursday, March 20th from 6:30-9:30 in W350 to audition. Email if you have questions.

Our full season of performances can include BFA and MFA concerts, UnWRAP, Open Space, Fresh, The Current and Fringe Festival. The following shows will be performed in the 2013-14 academic year.

Audition: Saturday, Sept. 7th 10am-noon in W150

Performance: 13-15 September 2013
UnW.R.A.P. undoes Writing, Research and Performance in a weekend long dance forum that culminates in performances featuring work by internationally renowned Irish choreographer, John Scott, his company and CU students.

Audition:  Saturday, Aug. 31 Open Call noon-3 in W350
Performance: 18-20 October 2013
Open Space is one of our season’s most popular shows and is choreographed and produced by students. It highlights the diversity and breadth of talent in the dance department with pieces that range from hip-hop to modern to jazz and everything in between.

Audition: spring 2013
Performance: 15-17 November 2013
Spilling Stories, Tangled Testimonies 
is a shared evening of new work by MFA candidates, Kate Speer and Maren Waldman. Smells of coffee, tender gestures and physical risk interrogate our bodies’ relationship to the earth and reveal the impact of war on our human experience.

Performance: 6-7 December 2013
Fresh is an un-curated concert of undergraduate and graduate dance work full of raw questions and exciting experiments.

Audition: Spring 2013
Performance: 17-18 January 2014 in Atlas Black Box Theatre

Audition: Spring 2013
Performance: 14-16 February 2014

Audition: Donna Mejia’s piece – Friday, Sept. 20 4-6pm in W350/Teena Marie’s piece – Saturday, Sept. 28th 1pm in W150. Rehearsal to follow

Paige Cunningham’s piece – Feb. 3rd, 2014 6-9 pm in W150

Ananya Chatterjea’s piece – Feb. 17th, 2014 6-9 pm in W150
Performance: 7-9 March 2014
The Current showcases the creativity of our accomplished faculty who will be joined by various guest artists, including Ananya Chatterjea and Teena Marie Custer.

Audition: enroll in DNCE 2501 001 or 002 spring 14
Performance: 19 April 2014
Unbuntu African Fesitval weaves African music, dance, stories, plastic arts, and dramatic expression into a complex, seamless, and vibrant tapestry of joyous community celebration.

Performance: 26-26 April 2014
Fresh is an un-curated concert of undergraduate and graduate dance work full of raw questions and exciting experiments.

Additional auditions are held accompanying collaborations with Theatre and the School of Music.

Auditions for Technique and Major classes

10:00 Technique: Auditions for new students and level placement for returning students will be held during the first week of class for both fall and spring semesters. If new students are not accepted into the 10:00am technique class (DNCE 2021, 3041 or 4061) they will be encouraged to re-audition the following semester. To progress in the dance curriculum, students must place in the 10:00 daily technique class at least one semester during the first year in the dance program.  Students cannot enroll in subsequent theory courses until having placed in the 10:00 daily technique class. After each audition and level placement, students will be advised of their appropriate class placement in order to enroll in the correct technique course.

Major Classes: All DNCE classes ending in a “1” are considered major technique classes. Some of those classes, such as Intermediate and Advanced Ballet, Pointe, Advanced Jazz, and Repertory, require a pre audition screening to take place before students are allowed to enroll in the course.

Audition policies

Questions regarding technique and major class auditions can be address to