2020 Mélange and Repertory Audition Information Packet
Stevenson High School provides dance as a creative and rewarding art experience where artistic integrity and appreciation are developed. Dance is a physical and mental discipline. Students are provided opportunities to develop body strength, agility, coordination, creative problem solving skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively in cooperative learning groups. They gain self-confidence, self-discipline, and satisfaction in movement. Dance students are given clear course targets and they are assessed on these targets regularly. All dance students are required to purchase and wear appropriate attire as designated by the dance teacher.
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The Mélange Dance Company is composed of advanced technical dancers who are interested in exploring more about the art of choreography. Members of the dance company will choreograph, teach, and perform dances enhancing their well-rounded dance education. The Company consists of freshmen through senior dancers who perform in all Stevenson Dance productions. Students choose their music, movement, costumes, and lighting for production.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-6:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio, Room 2010-2112.
Dancers perform in the Winter and Spring Dance Concerts as well as outside performances. Students also attend the Illinois High School Dance Festival and other exciting field trips.
Students must be enrolled in a SHS Dance class.
Auditions are held in December and May. Students may contact the dance teachers for more information.
Repertory Dance Company enriches a dancer’s artistic integrity, creativity, versatility, performance quality, and movement vocabulary in a vigorous and disciplined setting. Repertory dancers will choreograph, teach, and perform dances enhancing their well-rounded dance education. Company is open to freshman through senior dancers who perform in all Stevenson dance productions.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from approximately 3:45-6:30 p.m. in Dance Studio 2010-12.
Technical rehearsals, dance performances, and dance-related field trips. Dancers will perform in the Winter and Spring Dance Concerts as well as outside performances. Dancers will also attend field trips.
Students must be enrolled in a SHS Dance class.
Company auditions are held in May and December in the Dance Studio, Room 2010.
Winter 2020-21: Mélange and Repertory Auditions
Students enrolled in a Stevenson Dance class are eligible to submit an audition video for either the Mélange Dance Company or the Repertory Dance Company.
Student-dancers interested in auditioning for either of these companies for second semester should join the Mélange and Repertory Dance Company Audition Google Classroom page with the class code: nszqbyt.
After joining, students must learn a dance phrase which is posted as an assignment, record themselves performing the phrase, and submit it to the Google Classroom.
- Audition Phrase Work video will be released: Monday, Dec. 7
- Student Audition video due date: Friday, Jan. 8 by 11:59 p.m.
- Company Casts will be announced the week of Jan. 11
Practices will be held at approximately 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for members of both companies
2021/2022 Virtual Incoming Freshmen Dance Placements
The link below will take you to the 2021/2022 Incoming Freshmen Placement Assessment Google Classroom. Joining this page means you have dance experience and would like to be considered for Dance 2, 3, or 4. If you have minimal or no dance experience, please sign up for Dance 1. No assessment required.
The audition videos are posted on the Google Classroom page. Use class code: zswkayn
The deadline for video submission is Jan. 25, 2021
If you have any further questions, please reach out to the dance faculty.
SHS Dance Faculty
Melinda Criglar, email@example.com
Angela Dauphin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Rothwell, email@example.com
Tiffany Van Cleaf, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQ for Incoming Freshman Dancers
All incoming freshmen can take a dance course. This course may be used in lieu of Physical Education and satisfies the PE credit. (Colleges recognize this as a Fine Arts credit as well.)
What style of Dance is taught at Stevenson High School?
Stevenson Dance is a contemporary-based program.
Which Dance classes are open to freshmen?
Classes open to freshmen include Dance 1, 2, 3 and 4.
How do I know in which level I should enroll?
All incoming freshmen interested in an upper-level dance course (Dance 2, 3 or 4) must attend a placement assessment. Based off the assessment, students will be given the appropriate level placement.
All other students may register for Dance 1 with no audition necessary.
What if I have additional questions?
If you have additional questions please contact the Dance Office at 847-415-4761.
For 2020-21 dance performances, please check out the Arts Event Schedule page.
Virtual Winter Dance Concert 2020
The 2020 Virtual Winter Dance Concert features students who choreographed small group works from the Concert Dance Class and the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies.
*Viewers must have a D125 email address in order to watch the concert.