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Arizona State University’s top 10 dance program holds auditions in New York

January 07, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University’s highly ranked Department of Dance is holding auditions for its undergraduate and graduate programs in New York City from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat., Jan. 24, 2004 at the Trisha Brown Dance Company Studios. Undergraduate auditions also will be held at ASU on Feb. 13 and graduate auditions will be held on March 5.

The Department of Dance in ASU’s Herberger College of Fine Arts provides a stimulating, diverse environment where students develop as artists, scholars and educators by participating in innovative programs, residencies, performances and partnerships. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Dance Education, Performance, Choreography and Dance Studies. Graduate degrees include Choreography, Dance Science and Somatics, Dance and Technology, Community and Educational Partnerships, and History/Theory. Educational approaches are interdisciplinary and cross-cultural.

ASU dance students gain a range of experiences – from performing regularly in formal concerts to working with renowned choreographers and developing multimedia projects. The nation’s only university dance theatre designed with interactive multimedia and telematic capabilities is located at ASU, and its Dance and Technology program is among the most innovative in the country. ASU Dance offers state of the art equipment, experienced educators and partnerships with other Herberger College programs to create innovative projects.

For information and reservations for both New York City and Arizona auditions, dancers should contact Rose Welsh at 480-965-6807. Reservations for New York must be made by Jan. 16.

The Department of Dance in the ASU Herberger College of Fine Arts is nationally ranked in the top 10 by Dance Teacher magazine. Its graduate program is ranked fifth and its undergraduate program is ranked ninth. The ARCO Performance Arts College Guide calls the department one of the “most highly recommended programs” in the country. To learn more about the Department of Dance, visit

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