MTSU Dance Department

MTSU Dance Theatre







FALL 2016 - MTSU Dance Theatre Audition - Thursday, August 25 - 6:00 pm (Murphy Center G040)

Audition registration begins at 5:00 pm, all levels are welcome to attend! You do not need to prepare anything, phrases will be taught by choreographers. Please bring proper dance attire, ballet shoes and jazz shoes. 

If selected students must attend Friday Company Classes, every Friday from 12:40 - 2:05 and register for DANC 4000 or DANC 4030. 

MTSU Dance Theatre provides an exciting vehicle for professionally oriented performance experiences at Middle Tennessee State University. Company members perform in faculty choreography, adjudicated student compositions and repertory works set by distinguished guest artists in workshops and residencies. Students are also given the opportunity to travel and perform nationally and abroad. 

Membership in MTSU Dance Theatre is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester and the end of the fall semester for the spring term. Students performing in the Fall Dance Concert must audition again at the end of the semester if they would like to perform in the Spring Dance Concert. Company members include both MTSU undergraduate and graduate students.

The MTSU Dance Theatre provides opportunities for audiences to see high-quality performances of ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance. The MTSU Dance Theatre performs on campus in the Tucker Theatre in the Boutwell Dramatic Arts building, and annually in the American College Dance Festival.  MTSU Dance Theatre student members have performed in China, New York, Chicago, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin and throughout the region; including the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, Tennessee Association of Dance, Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts and the Vanderbilt Dance Program.

MTSU Dance Theatre Awards and Recognition

In May 2012 seven students accompanied Professor Kim Neal Nofsinger to China, where they had the incredible opportunity to perform repertory, teach and experience Chinese culture in Hangzhou City, Beijing and Shanghai. This was the first step in our efforts to develop an international touring program for the MTSU Dance Program.

MTSU Dance Theatre was selected by a panel of adjudicators for inclusion in the American College Dance Festival Association Gala Concert in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

MTSU Dance Theatre was selected to preform for the 'Breaking Ground Dance Festival' in Tempe, Arizona in 2008 - 2010.

MTSU Dance Theatre toured "Pond" by Alwin Nikolais to cities throughout the US. The company's performance of "Pond" for the Hunter College "Sharing the Legacy" series earned a favorable review in  The New York Times.

Videos by Hannah Pickard, 2012 Graduate and Mike Browning 




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