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Auditions for the fall/spring Richland College Dance Concert, take place the first Friday of the semester Noon-2:00 p.m. in Studio GO27. All Richland students are welcome to join us!

What to wear

Come prepared to move in comfortable clothes. You will learn short dance combinations taught by the dance faculty. We invite dancers who perform contemporary, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop dance styles. Bring your dance shoes if you have them.

Day of audition

Arrive early to complete the dance audition form. The greater your availability, the more likely you are to be cast. You will only attend rehearsals for which you are cast. A student may perform in a maximum of three pieces. You will need to enroll in either Freshman Dance Performance: 1151 or Sophomore Dance Performance: 2151.


Performance Company—Those with previous training may be selected to dance with the Richland College Dance Company. These dancers will rehearse with a guest artist on Friday from 12:30-2:30p.m., and they will open the Dance concert with a featured piece of choreography.

Hip Hop Crew—Dancers with an interest in hip hop may audition for the hip hop crew. Award winning choreographer Cooper Delgado (Director of hip hop from Dance Industry) leads this group with special events on and off campus.

Contemporary Jazz—Choreographer Lauren Holley Schieffer is a former Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster with a Masters of Fine Arts from Texas Woman’s University.

Tap—International Tap Dance Choreographer Keira Leverton has performance credits at Radio City Music Hall, the Kodak Theater, the Sky Dome in Toronto, and Wembley Stadium in London. She is a favorite with our tap dancers!

Dance Director—Gina Sawyer will be directing her 21st Dance concert at Richland College this Fall. Gina is a former Dance Captain for the Tyler Jr. College Apache Belles with a Masters of Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Dance from Texas Woman’s University.

Dance Concert

The Richland College dance concert will be held in the Fannin Main Theatre on a Friday, with two shows at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Free and open seating. Free parking.

Please contact me if you have further questions. I look forward to dancing with you!

Gina Sawyer, Director
Richland College Dance Program
School of Humanities, Fine, and Performing Arts