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Dance Program Preview Day 2020

Schedule (subject to change)Saturday, February 13, 2021

Katzen Art Center, Dance Studio

9:30-10:00
Registration
Check in and warm up before we begin!
10:00-11:10

Class Sampler: Dance Technique
Please dress for movement, no shoes needed. 

11:15-12:25

Class Sampler: Creative Practice

12:25-1:00
Rest & Refuel
Take a break before Level Placement. Snacks provided. 
1:00-2:00

Dance Program Level Placement
Shoes are not required (ballet flats, jazz shoes, sneakers), but bring what you feel comfortable in! The Dance Studio will be open half an hour before the official start time. Feel free to warm in the space during this time.

2:30-3:00

Lunch & Learn with Current Dance Students
Get to know current dance students over lunch! Be sure to bring your own. 

3:00-4:00

Studying Dance at AU 
A brief overview of the dance major and minor at AU by Head of the Dance Program, Erin Foreman-Murray. Intended for students and parents.

Parents Only!
A session with dance faculty discussing curriculum opportunities, internships, career planning, and answering whatever questions you may have about your students pursuit of dance at American University.

4:00-4:30

On View: Performance and Discussion with Dance Faculty and students
As the culmination of Dance Program Preview Day, students will attend On View. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. On View will include performances of faculty and student work along with along with a conversation about performance and choreographic opportunities in the Dance Program.

4:30-5:00

Dance Panel & Wrap Up
An opportunity to get any last questions answered by dance faculty and students. 

Registration

Please register for the Dance Program Preview Day by filling out this form

Eight dance majors pose in front of a brightly colored wall

Level Placement Information

As a Prospective Dance Student, you'll have the opportunity to complete Level Placement in advance!

Level Placement is an assessment of your current dance skills. You will take class and learn phrases from various dance forms including African, Ballet, Contemporary, Urban, Jazz and Tap. Faculty will observe and assess your skills.

Level Placement provides the opportunity for faculty to understand your current dance level in order to recommend appropriate courses and plan ahead for what your academic career.

Questions? Get in touch with us at danceprogram@american.edu