Lakewood, N.J., JANUARY 22, 2019—GCU dance auditions slated for Saturday, Jan. 26, and beyond the opportunity to showcase talent, it’s a great time to get acquainted with Georgian Court University’s renowned dance program and the dedicated faculty who make it possible.
The department, led by award-winning choreographer and international performer Silvana Cardell, will host dance auditions on GCU’s Lakewood campus, Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wellness Center Dance Studio. The audition determines admission to GCU’s dance program and eligibility for dance scholarships.
Register now to audition for the GCU Dance Program.
GCU dance majors performed15 Gestures, during their 2018 spring showcase. The piece was created by artist, educator and award-winning choreographer Gregory King, who is a featured guest during an upcoming GCU Master Class.
Dance auditions are just the first step
GCU’s dance program combines the university’s excellence in education and the efforts of the industry’s leading talents to provide an interdisciplinary approach to dance. The program allows students to explore their passion for dance and other academic disciplines. Plus, there are options to suit any level of interest and skill.
In addition to its comprehensive dance performance major, GCU also offers a non-performance track for students who are double majors and also interested in the theory, history, and business of dance. A minor in dance allows students to study the discipline while majoring in another subject. In addition, pursuing GCU’s Dance Therapy minor is ideal for those who want to use dance to help others communicate and heal.
Deciding on dance
For new dancers and students who have yet to declare a major, GCU also provides unique opportunities to explore what its dance program offers firsthand.
For example, award-winning choreographer, performance artist and researcher Gregory King will be at GCU on February 19. Mr. King, as a guest in GCU’s Master Class series, brings unique perspective and expertise to students while teaching them the latest techniques and trends in dance today.
Master classes also provide prospective dance majors with the time to get to know other students, staff, and curricula before formally committing to the major program. These and other opportunities are often discussed—along with student experiences—during campus visit events like Open House.
Learn more about the GCU Dance Program and opportunities to explore the major during Open House, Feb. 23, 2019.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court expands possibility for more than 2,400 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35 undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. In 2018, GCU was named a Best College for Your Money by Money Magazine. GCU has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Colleges of Distinction and was one of about 100 colleges nationwide that made Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at Hazlet, GCU at Cumberland, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.