All Bucknellians are encouraged to expand their knowledge of dance performance, composition, history and technique by taking classes in modern, jazz, and/or ballet technique, dance history, dance composition, and any of the master classes offered throughout the year.
The Fall Dance Showcase and the spring Choreographer's Showcase, under faculty and student direction, feature a wide array of new works by students who have taken Dance Composition, as well as faculty and guest artist pieces. Auditions occur at the beginning of each semester, providing a performance opportunity for students of all levels of experience. Rehearsal commitment is approximately one and a half hours a week per piece. Beginning technique classes and student dance groups are also invited to perform. With such a diverse offering, the showcase concerts enjoy enthusiastic support from the campus and surrounding communities.
Two yearly Bucknell Dance Concerts are featured in the Department's main stage season. These concerts are produced with lighting, set, and costume designs by the professional faculty and staff in the department and present the creative research of the dance faculty, the work of professional guest artists, and selected student choreographers. Auditions for the Bucknell Dance Concerts are held each semester and require a commitment of 2-8 hours of rehearsal per week in addition to enrollment in technique class and attendance at all concert-dance performances and master classes, including a weekly Sunday master class.
The Bucknell Dance Ensemble is home to a community of dancers dedicated to expanding their technical and artistic repertoire through ongoing classwork, outreach, production, and performance.
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