Audition Information

2020-21 Orchesis Dance Company Audition Update: Due to COVID-19-related course delivery modifications, DANC345 and DANC346 will be held simultaneously during winter quarter 2021.

Auditions will be held either near the end of fall quarter 2020 or during the first week of winter quarter 2021. Exact dates TBD and will be updated once known. Auditions for the Orchesis Dance Company are held each year during the first full week of classes in fall quarter. A mandatory informational meeting is held on Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. in the Moon Ja Minn Suhr Dance Studio and covers the course requirements of the Orchesis Dance Company/DANC345.

On Thursday night, a panel composed of the Orchesis directors and student interns watch dancers learn and perform short combinations in the Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Jazz genres. Audition results are posted by midnight on the Cal Poly Orchesis Facebook and Instagram accounts.

All audition related activities are held in the Moon Ja Minn Suhr Dance Studio. The studio is located in Building 60, Room 6—across from Mustang Stadium and next to the Crandall Gym women's locker room and restroom.


Mandatory Information Meeting/Audition signup: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:10 p.m. Date/Time TBD - Moon Ja Minn Suhr Dance Studio, Bldg., 60 Rm. 6

Audition: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:10 p.m. Date/Time TBD - Moon Ja Minn Suhr Dance Studio, Bldg., 60 Rm. 6


You must attend the informational meeting on Tuesday prior to auditioning.

Chosen dancers must be able to attend DANC345 (winter quarter fall quarter) and DANC346 (winter quarter), which normally meets from 6:10 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


Contact Orchesis Director, Christy McNeil Chand:

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