How can I become a member of NUDANCO?
To become a member of NUDANCO you must audition. Auditions are held in September and January for inclusion in that semester’s performance. Prospective dancers may audition for as many pieces as they want, but upon being chosen, may only perform in 3 dances. Once you have auditioned and are accepted, we ask that you pay a $25 membership fee, due at the beginning of the semester. For more information on auditioning, please see our Audition Information page.
What kind of dance styles does NUDANCO work with?
NUDANCO works with a wide variety of inter-disciplinary dance styles, including (but not limited to): contemporary, modern, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, African, tap and Irish step. Styles can and do differ from semester to semester, depending on the preferences of our chosen choreographers.
When does NUDANCO perform?
Our annual showcases are held in early December and early to mid April. We also offer opportunities to collaborate with other student groups – the availability and date of these performances varies with each semester.
Where are rehearsals held?
Company rehearsals are primarily held in the dance studio, located on the second floor of the Curry Student Center – room 242. We also hold rehearsals in the Fenway Center, CSC ballroom, the Marino Center, or Squashbusters. For directions, please consult the map below.
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Do you hold classes?
Because we are a performance based company, our main focus is rehearsals. In the event that Northeastern provides us with more than enough scheduled hours, NUDANCO hosts classes taught by our student choreographers. Classes are open to all (including non-company dancers) and free of charge. To see what/if classes are currently scheduled, please see our Events page.
What level of commitment is required to be a NUDANCO company member?
We ask that dancers attend all rehearsals, the mid-semester run-through, dress rehearsal and of course, our showcase. Rehearsals are typically 1 hour per piece on weeknights after 6 pm, or on weekend afternoons. Dancers are allowed to be in 3 pieces at most (4 if you’re a choreographer), so the max amount of rehearsals a week would be either 3 or 4. In addition to the usual scheduled rehearsals, choreographers may chose to hold extra rehearsals towards the end of the semester.
What about costumes?
Costumes are left to the discretion of the choreographer, and each dancer pays for his/her own costume. In an attempt to keep costs low, we ask that choreographers stay with a $30 limit.