Orientation to the NC State Dance Companies

Auditions for the NCSU Dance Company and the Panoramic Dance Project are held the first week of the fall semester in August. All NC State students, regardless of academic major or prior dance experience, are welcome to audition. Here is what to expect and how to decide whether to audition for NCSU, Panoramic, or both.

About Panoramic Dance Project

NC State Panoramic Dance Project Concert

Members of the Panoramic Dance Project train in a diverse range of dance styles, including modern, jazz, hip-hop, African, and Latin. They take technique classes, work with highly-trained dance teachers, and develop their own choreography.

Francine Ott is the artistic director of the company. She received her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and studied at many dance intensives, including the American Dance Festival and Jacob’s Pillow, where she received scholarships.

Classes and rehearsals are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 until 8:45 p.m. and on some Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Students receive one credit hour per semester for participation.

Panoramic Dance Project Auditions

Auditions for the Panoramic Dance Project are on Monday, August 27, 2018, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. They are held in Carmichael Dance Studio 2307.

For the audition, you will perform two short phrases from the company repertory. You will also have a chance to make up your own short dance phrase based on a theme given to you at the audition.

About NCSU Dance Company

NC State Dance Program: Attend a concert on campus

Learn, perform, and grow with a nationally recognized modern dance company. As a member of the NCSU Dance Company, you’ll perform the choreography of artistic director Tara Mullins and annual guest artists.

Tara Mullins is the director of the NC State Dance Program and has been nominated twice for a Chancellor’s Creating Community Award and received an NC State Outstanding Teacher Award in 2018.

Rehearsals are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, Tuesday evenings, and every other Saturday morning. However, these days are subject to change.

Students receive two credit hours per semester for participation.

NCSU Dance Company Auditions

Auditions for the NCSU Dance Company are on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. They are held in Carmichael Dance Studio 2307.

For the audition, you’ll be taught and asked to perform a phrase from our repertory. You’ll also be given a short composition problem.

How to Choose?

NC State students can audition for both companies, however, you are only allowed to be in one company.

When deciding which company to audition for look at when rehearsals are and decide whether you would like to focus more on modern (NCSU Dance Company) or African/Latin/hip-hop (Panoramic Dance Project).

For more about auditions click below or contact the dance program at danceprogram@ncsu.edu or 919-515-7034.

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