Greetings Dance Majors!
This is the page where important program information will be posted.
Don’t forget to check the call boards in the studio entrance as well!!

Contents of this page:


Dance Handbook


Policies

The Dance Program follows University, College and Program policies that may directly affect a student’s evaluation and departmental status. While the School of Performing Arts handbook is being updated the information below is available for any dance students to read and fully understand.

1. Credit Hour Definitions

Dance Program Technique Classes:
Definition of a Credit Hour
3-credit hour studio class: In order for students to be successful in this 15 week semester course, each credit hour represents one hour of studio or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of outside classwork per week. Outside classwork activities include, but are not limited to: reading books and periodicals on dance, watching videos of dance classes and performances, body conditioning and stretching, working on technique. The time spent outside of class includes work assigned by the instructor in addition to work undertaken by the student.

Dance Program Lecture Classes: e.g. Dance History, Art of Dance, etc.
Definition of a Credit Hour
3-credit hour lecture class: In order for students to be successful in this 15 week semester course, each credit hour represents one hour of direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of outside classwork per week. Outside classwork activities include, but are not limited to: reading books and periodicals, watching videos of dance performances, writing about dance, posting on discussion boards. The time spent outside of class includes work assigned by the instructor in addition to work undertaken by the student.

Dance Program Online Classes:
Definition of a Credit Hour

3 credit hour class: Success in this 3 hour credit course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 45 hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction and preparation/studying or course related activities for a total of 135 hours.

Dance Program Other Classes: e.g. Choreography, or those with both studio and lecture components
Definition of a Credit Hour
3-credit hour lecture class: In order for students to be successful in this 15 week semester course, each credit hour represents one hour of direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of outside classwork per week. Outside classwork activities include, but are not limited to: creative work in the studio, reading books and periodicals, watching videos of dance performances, writing about dance. The time spent outside of class includes work assigned by the instructor in addition to work undertaken by the student.

2. Dance Program Participation Policy

The WSU Dance Program requires an 80% participation rate for all studio classes. Students must dance in 24 out of the 30 meetings in classes that meet twice a week, and in 36 out of the 45 meetings in classes that meet three times a week to get credit for the course. Sitting and watching a class does not count as participation. Participating for less than the full class time does not count as participation. Students who do not meet the participation requirement for any reason will receive a failing grade (unless they have withdrawn from the course) and will need to repeat the course.

3. University Policy for Fine Arts Tickets

• Any person currently enrolled in good standing at Wichita State University is eligible to receive one free ticket (a “WSU student ticket”) to any College of Fine Arts event.
• WSU students must procure their ticket from the College of Fine Arts Box Office. The CFA Box Office is located in the Miller Hall lobby, which is the south entrance to the Duerksen Fine Arts Center.
• Tickets may also be procured starting one hour prior to a performance at the venue where it is to occur. However, tickets are sold first-come-first-served, and we cannot guarantee availability of tickets to any performance. Therefore, we encourage students to procure their ticket early.
• Because of handling costs and software considerations, students cannot procure a WSU student ticket (i.e. free ticket) online.
• Students must provide a current WSU ID.
• WSU Students are allowed one WSU student ticket (i.e. free ticket) per event.
• Students may purchase one additional ticket at the Student Discount Rate.

4. Additional University Policies

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138; telephone (316) 978-3186

Academic Integrity
Students are responsible for knowing and following the Student Code of Conduct https://www.wichita.edu/about/policy/ch8_05.htm and the Student Academic Honesty policy https://www.wichita.edu/about/policy/ch2_17.htm.

Intellectual Property
Wichita State University students are subject to Board of Regents and University policies See https://www.wichita.edu/about/policy/ch9_10.htm, regarding intellectual property rights. Any questions regarding these rights and any disputes that arise under these policies will be resolved by the President of the University, or the President’s designee, and such decision will constitute the final decision.

Disabilities
If you have a physical, psychiatric/emotional, or learning disability that may impact on your ability to carry out assigned course work, contact the Office of Disability Services (DS). The office is located in Grace Wilkie Annex, Room 150 (for spring 2014 semester in Hubbard Hall, Room 113), (316) 978-3309 (voice), or 316-854-3032 (videophone). DS will review your concerns and determine, with you, the academic accommodations that are necessary and appropriate for you. All information and documentation of your disability is confidential and will not be released by DS without your written permission. http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/home/?u=disserv


Rehearsal Schedules

Day/Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2-3:30
3:30-5 Nick Cheyla/Denise Nick Cheyla/Denise Cheyla
5-6:30 Sabrina Denise Sabrina
Other

Cast Lists/Current Rehearsal Schedules

Freudian Slip

When:

Where:

Choreography: Nick Johnson

Rehearsal assistant: Nadia Khalidi

Rehearsal times: MW 3:30-5 (beginning 9/5 for those not in cast in Jammie Walkers piece)

Performing Cast(s):

  • Cainan Spellman Sak
  • Trevor Hayden
  • Timothy Portwood
  • Taylor Staley
  • Summer Brandley
  • Alison Huddleston
  • Kenzie Gannaway
  • Aviance Battles
  • Emily Blaine

Lulu of the Plains

When: Oct. 10

Where:

Choreography: Cheyla Clawson Chandler

Rehearsal assistant: Carlie Benson

Rehearsal times: M 12:30-1:45 (145A); W/F 3:30-5 (144A)

Tech Rehearsals: Oct 8 & 9, time TBD

Performing Cast(s):

  • Elleigh McClelland
  • Abby Tyson

Understudies:

  • Megan Reinhart
  • Siena Radice

Loosed Marbles

When:

Where:

Choreography: Sabrina Vasquez & Rachel Boyajian

Rehearsal assistant: Miranda Reinert

Rehearsal times: TR 5-6 (beginning 8/30)

Tech Rehearsals:

Performing Cast(s):

  • Nadia Khalidi
  • Martha Easton
  • Kenzie Gannaway
  • Aviance Battles
  • Natalie Ashbrook
  • Megan Reinhart
  • Vivian Young
  • Crosbie Moody
  • Haydee Carlson/Megan Pierson
  • Cainan Spellman-Sak
  • Trevor Hayden
  • Alison Huddleston

Understudies:

  • Kalene Blanton
  • Amalia Wendlant
  • Rhiannon Vieyra
  • Caroline Boesen
  • Gabbe Meloccaro
  • Ariel Glorsky

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When:

Where:

Choreography: Denise Celestin

Rehearsal assistant: TBA

Rehearsal times: TR 3:30-5 (beginning 9/6)

Tech Rehearsals:

Performing Cast(s):

  • Cainan Spellman-Sak
  • Trevor Hayden
  • Camille Knoepffler-Calvo
  • Abby Tyson
  • Emily Blaine
  • Randi Reinert
  • Rhiannon Vieyra
  • Nadia Khalidi
  • Carlie Benson
  • Martha Easton

Understudies:

  • Siena Radice
  • Alison Huddleston
  • Sara Boehm
  • Timothy Portwood

Technical Schedules

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INTERMISSION

WCDT SPRING CONCERT TECHNICAL SCHEDULE

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WORK CREW ASSIGNMENTS

 


Dance Program Dates