Dance Company

The primary goals of Cedar Crest College's Dance Company are to develop an appreciation for dance as an art form and to provide professional experiences, which emphasize performance and production enhancement. To promote the exploration of style and to accommodate students who wish to develop as dance artist, a variety of dance forms are taught, with emphasis placed on reinforcement of technical skill, strengthening of the individual's creative processes, and heightening recognition and appreciation for ensemble work. Workshops, guest teachers, and off campus experiences provide additional enrichment opportunities.

Members of the company are selected through the audition process. A Company audition is held the first week of the fall semester and is opened to the campus community. Upon acceptance a student becomes a part of the ensemble classes which meet Mondays through Thursdays from 4 p. m. to 6 p. m. during fall and spring semesters. Besides the love of movement, a commitment to active participation during fall and spring semesters is required.

Levels of Student Participation


TSD 252 Dance Company - Apprentice 1-3 credits annually
Apprentice members are chosen because they demonstrate the potential to acquire the technical skills and performance quality to function as a full company member (TSD 253). Apprentice members will have hands-on experience working within the ensemble as performers and as understudies. Apprentice members meet with the full company two days a week. To reinforce the technical growth of apprentice members, the Dance Company's director will identify for each apprentice member which two days she will be required to attend. To maintain membership, apprentice company members are required to register for one dance technique course per year. Membership in the Dance Company is a two-semester commitment.


TSD 253 Dance Company 4 credits annually
The Cedar Crest College Dance Company is the performing dance ensemble of the college. Performances may include participation in the fall musical presented by the Stage Company, the fall and spring dance concerts and informal presentations throughout the year. Works in ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance presented in the concerts are choreographed by faculty and professional choreographers. Pieces selected for excellence from previous student performances may be included by invitation. Membership is by audition only; auditions are held each fall. The class meets four times a week. To maintain membership, company members are required to register for one dance technique per year. Membership in the Dance Company is two-semester commitment.


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