Friday, November 25, 2011

Pantomime Auditions Announced

auditions for cinderella
Halton dance groups are being urged to audition for Cinderella - this year's Halton Borough Council panto at The Brindley.

Unlike previous years, newly appointed company Pelé Productions is looking for dancing schools to audition as a group, to include both junior and senior dancers. This spectacular pantomime will run from Friday 9 December to Sunday 8 January 2012 with schools performances taking place during the first and last week.

Dance schools should prepare two routines of no more than two minutes long, one to include ballet. Suitable backing music should be selected by individual dance schools and be brought to the audition on a CD.

Last year the venue was five percent more full than the previous year's Halton Borough Council event.cindrella dance

With the introduction of an early bird ticket offer and the promise of star names, a fabulous set and costumes the Council hopes to break all previous panto box office records (oh yes they do!).

Halton Borough Council's Executive Board Member for the Arts, Cllr Phil Harris, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a professional production on your doorstep."

Tickets for Cinderella are now on sale with an early bird offer on all tickets booked before 31 July. For further details contact the box office on 0151 907 8360 or log onto

Dance groups will be seen individually and will need to book an appointment time.

Maximum height for juniors 4’10” Minimum height for seniors 5’3

For further information and an appointment time please email or telephone 0151 428 8720

The auditions will be at The Brindley, on Sunday 19 June.

A record 14,000 enjoyed Aladdin over the whole run last year and organisers are hoping to do even better this time around.

With a track record for producing spectacular traditional pantomimes across the country Pelé Productions’ husband and wife team, James and Viv Wells, will present this year’s glittering production.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Auditions for all

auditions foe music,dance,acting

All students will participate in the Musical Theatre Dance Audition. Those who are accepted into the BFA Program and have advanced training will be asked to come back for the professional level dance auditions for placement purposes. Those auditions take place Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, Saturday, February 18, 2012 and Saturday, April 14, 2012. Additionally, Dance Auditions will be held the Friday before classes begin.
* All candidates are asked to dress in dance attire and bring ballet slippers and/or jazz shoes, if available.
* If a candidate has never had dance training, they will be placed into introductory courses and deferred to a later audition.

The candidate will prepare one contemporary monologue from a published play not to exceed two minutes. The monologue must be memorized.


The candidate will prepare two songs; both must be memorized. Both songs must be from the standard musical theatre repertory and must represent a contrast of style, (i.e. one up-tempo and one ballad). Selections should not be an entire song. Thirty two bars are sufficient. Selections should not exceed three minutes combined. Please bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Candidates may be asked to participate in a pitch-matching exercise.


Please download the Musical Theatre Application Packet and complete the application and two recommendation forms. Please bring these forms and your resume' on the day of your audition.


For more information about the BFA Theatre Program, please contact Terri Kent, Artistic Director, School of Theatre & Dance, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001 or e-mail Also, questions can be directed to Patricia Albert, Administrative Clerk, via e-mail or telephone at (330) 672-0111.

Audition dates are November 12, 2011 and February 24, 2012
Saturday, November 12, 2011: Voice& Acting Auditions from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. Meet and Greet from 2:30PM to 3:30PM. Dance auditions from 5:30PM to 7:00PM.
Friday - February 24, 2012: Voice& Acting Auditions from 9:00AMto 3:30PM. Meet and Greet from 4:00PM to 5:00PM. Dance auditions from 5:30PM to 7:00PM.

Friday, November 4, 2011

IU Contemporary Dance Program

The IU Contemporary Dance Program offers a collection of dance experiences that are accessible to students who seek serious study in the art of dance. The program's core offerings consist of curricula which, through the highest quality of training and instruction, strengthen and refine contemporary dance technique as well as provide scholarly inquiry into the history, science and aesthetics of dance. The faculty of the IU Contemporary Dance Program strives to not only teach, but mentor, and provide a strong theoretical base from which each dancer can grow and work as an individual artist. Students are encouraged to seek their own venue for expression, such as performance, choreography, teaching, production or scholarship, and prepare for a successful career in the professional and academic field of dance.Contemporary Dance


  • 10-13 - Dance Exchange Concert featuring Adjunct Faculty Ben Wegman, in Liz Lerman’s The Matter of Origins, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • 11 - First audition for the dance major for the 2012-13 academic year
  • 22 - Thanksgiving recess begins after last class and last day to drop a Second 8 weeks course with an automatic “W” by 4:00 p.m.
  • 28 - Classes resume