Yes. Auditions are made by appointment. You will be required to take two classes, one ballet and one modern. You will also be required to present a two-three minute solo (music of your choice). This piece need not be performed in costume, but you should bring a CD or tape for the presentation. Ballet attire is pink tights for women, black tights for men, and ballet slippers. Modern attire is black, footless tights.
Yes. It is the same audition requirements as a major.
Yes. Contact the Dance office at 516.877.4250 or 516.877.4010.
The Dance Department has four state-of-the-art dance studios, along with dedicated lockers and dressing facilities. Through the use of a motorized divider and retractable seating, the cleverly designed 178-seat Dance Theatre transforms two of the separate and large rehearsal studios into one modern performance space. It comes equipped with a full complement of theatrical lighting and audio equipment.
Although this depends on the size of both the studio and the number of students, there are no more than 18 per technique class and sometimes as few as 4.
Yes. All technique classes have live accompaniment.
There are equal numbers: eight levels of ballet and eight levels of modern.
You must be registered in the Dance Department to participate in dance classes. Only majors and minors may take the classes reserved for them, but there are classes available for general education students.
Definitely. There is a minimum of two main-stage productions with 14 performances and two student workshop-performances per scholastic year. Check our calendar for details of our on- and off-campus performances.
Our dance majors have become professional dancers, choreographers and dance teachers among other professions.
Yes. You must register with the Office of the Registrar.