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, Russia, 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.

Winter 2023 Auditions

Audition Informational Meeting:  February 16, 2023, 11:30 am in HRT 208A

Dance Alliance Auditions:  Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 3:15 pm in HRT 208

Collegiate Auditions:  September 14 & 15, 2023

Dance Alliance auditions will consist of learning 3-4 short combinations of varying dance styles.

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.

More details about the 2023 team available here.

Read Before Auditioning

Audition Application

Rehearsals and Performance

It is required that Dance Alliance members commit to all rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals are held throughout the winter second block and the entire spring semester:

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

An Alliance Showcase is scheduled on Friday, March 31. The Extravadance performance dates include July 11-15, and the performance tour is July 20-August 3.