Auditions, master classes and all that jazz
The Interlochen Center for the Arts Dance Company hosted College Dance Audition Day, an opportunity for upperclassmen dance students to meet with and audition for representatives from five colleges without missing classes. The five schools in attendance were Mercyhurst University, Alma College, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University and University of the Arts.
There were plenty of opportunities for underclassmen as well. Tauna Hunter, the Chair of Dance at Mercyhurst University taught a masterclass while on campus for College Dance Audition Day. Students also had the opportunity to work with Tommy Neblett, the Associate Director of Dance at the Boston Conservatory.
Students have also had opportunities to expand their stylistic repertoire. Each Friday, Kristina Nichols, the Assistant Vice President of Camp Programs and a former member of the dance faculty, visits the young dancers to teach classes on jazz dancing.