Collegiate Dancers is an auditioned dance company that is directed, choreographed, and performed entirely by students. The company represents BYU-Idaho as they regularly perform for the community, schools, and other organizations.
Who Can Join Collegiate Dancers?
Any student, regardless of major or track, can audition for Collegiate Dancers. Although auditions are available to everyone, this opportunity is only available during the Winter and Fall semesters.
For those who make the team, Collegiate Dancers will act as a class in which they must register for at least 1 credit. The credit level won't change the amount of work expected, it will still be the same. A $25 costume fee is required for this course. It is recommended that in addition to Collegiate Dancers, students also take a 200 level or above technique class (DANCE231R - DANCE496R).
Students cannot participate on the Collegiate Dancers team and Dance Alliance team in the same semester.
For students who are interesting in joining the Extravadance Stage Crew or interested in Costume or Set Design, your participation is welcome! If you didn't make auditions but would still like to participate, this would be a great way to get involved. You can find the application below.
Audition information will vary by semester, more information and signups can be found below. All auditions are held by student directors who hand select which students to participate in their specific dance numbers.
Certain types of dance may be necessary for auditions. Contemporary, Ballroom, and Folk/World dance numbers will be available each semester, but the specifics will vary each semester.
Please wear appropriate clothing for auditions. See What to Wear for more clothing guidelines.
It is highly recommended that all dancers attend the Audition Information Meeting before auditioning.
Rehearsal attendance is mandatory for every Collegiate Dancer. Throughout the semester, rehearsals will be held from 3:15pm-6:00 pm Monday-Friday, the day of the week will depend on the dance pieces you are in. Some rehearsals will also be held on Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm.
Winter 2020 Dates
Information Meeting: Thursday, January 9, 3:15 pm in MC 372
Collegiate Auditions: Tuesday, January 14, 3:15 pm in MC 201, 202, and Ballroom
Dance Alliance Auditions: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 8:00 am in MC 201, 202, and Ballroom