Dance Alliance seeks to lift and inspire through dance that is "good report or praiseworthy" and strives to create a performance that will testify of Christ and the joy of living the restored gospel can bring.
What is Dance Alliance?
Dance Alliance is a unique dance company that distinguishes itself through its various genres including ballet, jazz, contemporary, swing, tap, ballroom, American folk, and world dance.
Since its founding in 1978, the team has performed in nearly all 50 states as well as Austria, Ukraine, Mexico, Canada, Ecuador, New Zealand, Central America, and Peru.
The company is made of 36 BYU-Idaho students that have strong backgrounds in various areas of dance. Members of Dance Alliance have the opportunity to work with several different choreographers from various professional backgrounds.
Who Can Join Dance Alliance?
Participants of Dance Alliance have the the following requirements:
- Be a full time students on the Winter/Spring track or fast grad.
- Maintain a GPA 2.5 or higher.
- Be enrolled in a dance technique class that is 200 level or higher (DANCE231R - DANCE 496R).
- Have an ecclesiastical endorsement.
Members of the Dance Alliance will need to purchase individual dance shoes and travel suit. The dates and cost of tour will be announced but need to be committed to. The tour includes travel, lodging, and meals.
Please read: Dancing and performing During COVID
Audition Informational Meeting: Thursday, September 6, 2021 in HRT 208, 3:15 pm
Dance Alliance Auditions: Friday, January 7, 2022, 3:15 pm in HRT 208
Collegiate Auditions: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 3:15 pm in HRT 204, 208A & B
Dance Alliance auditions will consist of learning 2-3 short combinations of varying dance styles. Please also come with 30-60 seconds of movement in your area of choice to perform for the audition panel.
Dance styles used in the show will demonstrate a wide variety of genres, including ballet, modern, jazz, rhythmic/footworks, hip hop, ballroom, and world/folk dance. Each style will be used in direct service to the show's theme.
Please wear comfortable, modest clothing. More clothing guidelines can be found on the Department of Dance's What to Wear page.
Read Before Auditioning
It is required that Dance Alliance members attend all rehearsals. Rehearsals are held:
Monday 3:15 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 3:15 - 6:00 pm
Friday 3:15 - 6:00 pm
Saturdays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm