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 $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.


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-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.


Applications

Fall 2020 Dates

Information Meeting: Wednesday, September 16, 3:15 pm via Zoom

Collegiate Auditions: Thursday, September 17, 3:15 pm in HRT 204, 208A & B

Dance Alliance Auditions: Friday, January 8, 2021, 3:15 pm 

Collegiate will be offered in the fall; although, this will not be the traditional experience. You can expect a smaller scale version with a streamed/filmed show. The dates for the Student Collegiate Showcase will be November 19 and 20 (if possible), and an information will be held via Zoom on September 16 at 3:15 pm. Rehearsals will still run Monday through Friday from 3:15-6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm, depending on the pieces you are in.

If you are interested in being a director or choreographer, please fill out the application form found on the dance department page. Spots will be limited. Our theme will go along with the times, "Connected While Distant." All pieces must be casted with nine or fewer dancers, and all music must be royalty free music. Please send your applications to Sister Storm at hoopesa@byui.edu. The audition process will also be different than normal to practice social distancing. An audition combination will be posted on the department webpage for you to learn the first week of the semester. Once your audition application is received you will be given an audition time on September 17.