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The Department of Theatre and Dance not only unites ALL the performing arts, it encompasses all disciplines—artistic, scientific, philosophical, and even vocational – offering degrees in Theatre, Theatre Education, and Dance, along with minors in Dance and Theatre. Nearly 150 students, faculty, and guest artists practice theatre and dance in a broad-based course of study ranging from history and analysis to design and technical theatre—from acting, voice and movement to management and public relations—from ballet, modern and contemporary dance to musical theatre.The purpose of dance and theatre is to pursue truth through eloquent and evocative theatrical means… a pursuit leading to insight about the very nature of life.


TROY is an excellent choice for inspired dancers who want to pursue a university degree while pursuing studies of ballet, contemporary/modern, and the opportunity to embrace or continue with the commercial dance style.
TROY is committed to providing the most accomplished and distinguished faculty. The BFA in Dance faculty are elite, expertly trained and award-winning professionals with national and international honors – highly sought after choreographers and teachers.


Dance values remain true to the purity and necessity of traditional training while embracing current methods needed for tomorrow’s dance professionals - performers, emerging choreographers, teachers, business owners, dance critics and writers.


Program Requirements:


The BFA in Dance program requires a placement audition to determine the level of ability for entering dancers. Auditions are held several times each year. Contact the Theatre & Dance Department for specific dates, times and locations. Following first-year evaluations by the faculty, students are either extended an invitation to continue in the BFA dance program or to seek a different major but complete the minor in dance. First year dance courses meet both BFA and dance minor requirements. Freshmen dancers also enroll in The Creative Habit, which is a learning community designed especially for first-year theatre and dance students.

 

DANCE B.F.A. / TROY DANCE THEATRE ENSEMBLE

 

Selected by audition either on campus or in a screening in your area, this highly select program and ensemble trains and performs in all genres and styles.

    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    • Commercial
    • Jazz
    • Musical Theatre & Tap

 

DANCE ADMISSION & SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

 

The Dance Audition will include 45-60 minutes of ballet; 30-40 minutes of jazz; and 30-40 minutes of modern/contemporary.

 

Optional Solo:  90 second to 2 ½ minutes.  Unless you are a very strong ballet dancer, it is suggested that you perform a solo, which allows you to showcase the style with which you are most comfortable.

 

Attire: Females - black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, and hair secured back; Males - black tights or dance slacks, white tee shirt, black or white ballet shoes

 

All Dance Auditionees:  bring additional dance attire to change into for the contemporary and jazz sessions; this attire should be close fitting.  You may wear jazz shoes, foot paws, or nothing on your feet. 

 

Prior to the audition send in:

    • Audition Information Form
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Headshot or photo
    • Transcript-unofficial is acceptable
    • One page personal statement regarding why you are the best candidate for a scholarship and what attributes you will bring to this program.
    • 5X7 Photo TENDU a la SECONDE
    • 5X7 Photo First Arabesque
    • Contemporary Action Shot

 

NOTE: Concerning your dance resume, include all dance intensives beginning with your ninth grade year; teacher with whom you have studied for more than three class sessions; performances of merit and roles danced; dance titles and awards won.

 

TROY offers other excellent scholarships, many of which can be combined with Departmental scholarships from Theatre and Dance – you are encouraged to apply for these University awards. NOTE: Deadlines begin in January!

 

Awarded through the Office of Admissions – contact Admission directly through the website at http://admissions.troy.edu.

 

Leadership Scholarship:
3.0 GPA, 22  ACT, or 1030 SAT
Amounts vary; Awarded through interview process;
DEADLINE: January 15

Academic Scholarships:
MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS
3.7 GPA
31 ACT, or 1380 SAT or National Merit Finalist  
4 years - Full Tuition, Room, and Board 
DEADLINE: March 1

 

CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARS
3.5 GPA
27 ACT or 1220  SAT
4 years-Full Tuition 
DEADLINE: March 1

Trojan Opportunity Scholarship:
3.0 GPA
Must be from out of state; Amounts vary
Best area scores in all ACT/SAT attempts are taken.
DEADLINE: March 1

 

See a full list of Troy Campus Scholarships at http://admissions.troy.edu/undergraduate/troy-scholarships.html.

  

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DANCE ADMISSION & SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION DATES


November 8, 2014
Long Hall Dance Studio
Troy, AL

 

January 16, 2014
Alabama Dance Festival
Birmingham, AL

 

January 24, 2014
Long Hall Dance Studio
Troy, AL

 

February 28, 2014
Long Hall Dance Studio
Troy, AL

 

TROY Dance will also be screening at the following locations:

 

Troy University Fall Preview Day
November 8, 2014
Troy, AL

 

Southeastern Theatre Conference
March 3-7, 2015
Chattanooga, TN

 

Troy University Spring Preview Day
March 28, 2015
Troy, AL

 

Contact the Department of Theatre and Dance for more information:
(334)808-6142
theatreanddance@troy.edu




Call the Department of Theatre and Dance to schedule an appointment: 334-808-6142

 

 


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