Performance Opportunities

Faculty Dance Concert
The faculty dance concert is presented at the end of the fall semester and includes dances choreographed by dance faculty members and guest artists.

Student Dance Concert
The student dance concert is presented at the end of the spring semester. It provides the performance setting for student choreographers to show their work. Participation in the student concert is open to the college community (i.e., independent projects, movement class projects, and individual and group initiatives), and requires individual motivation and initiative for finding dancers, scheduling rehearsals, and providing costumes. All choreographers interested in presenting a dance must submit a dance proposal to the director of the student concert. Dance proposals forms are distributed through the dance office. If a student selects to choreograph for credit she must, as part of her dance proposal, identify an advisor and seek formal independent study credit. Choreography presented in the student concert is selected through the adjudication process.

Alumnae Theatre Performing Arts Series
This monthly series of informal lunchtime presentations provide the opportunity for students to share their ideas and creative processes with a small intimate audience in the Little Theatre of Alumnae Hall. Open to all performing arts majors, the Performing Arts Series provides a perfect venue to present new works, preview works in progress, experiment with new ideas and interact with the audience. All dance majors are required to present once each semester.

CMDance Experience
Catherine Mease, Class of 2000 established CMDance Experience, as part of her senior dance project. The emphasis for CMDance Experience is placed on stylistic training and choreographic experimentation. CMDance Experience is a student run Performance Company and is opened to the entire student body.

Informal Opportunities
Students are encouraged to think of the campus and it's many places and spaces as possible venues for performance opportunities. Remember that the results of your creative process, your choreographic intention, can occur anywhere on campus. Think broadly, expand your vision; where would you like to dance or see movement happen on campus? Let us know.

Rehearsal space
Steinbright Dance Studio and Alumnae Dance Studios are used for rehearsal spaces. A rehearsal space sheet for both spaces is posted outside of the dance offices. Choreographers must sign-up on a weekly basis. Reservation forms are also provided and must be filled out and hand delivered to the College Center Reservation Representative one week prior to rehearsal.

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