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 who maintains a 2.0 GPA, 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 $30 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.


Auditions

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.


Rehearsals

Rehearsal attendance is mandatory for every Collegiate Dancer. Throughout the semester, rehearsals will be held from 3:15pm-6:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday depending on your audtion choice. (Saturday rehearsals will be 8:00 am-noon.) Please print (below) or pick up the correct audition form for your rehearsal schedule preference.


Application Forms

Director/Choreographer Application

(Printed audition application forms are also available in the dance office.)

Audition Application for Monday/Wednesday/Friday rehearsal schedule.

Audition Application for Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday rehearsal schedule.


Fall 2021 Dates

Information Meeting: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 3:15 pm in HRT 208

Collegiate Auditions for MWF rehearsals: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 5:30-7:00 pm in HRT 208 (Genres included are Broadway Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Irish, and Footworks.)

Collegiate Auditions for TThSat rehearsals: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 3:15-5:00 pm in HRT 208 (Genres included are Contemporary, Hip Hop, World Fusion, Cabaret, Ballroom (Rumba & Latin).)

Dance Alliance Auditions: Friday, January 7, 2022, at 3:15 pm