Each member's time involvement with the company will vary depending on how many pieces they perform in and whether or not they are choreographing. Rehearsals are a minimum of two hours per week per dance. Dancers can manage their load by limiting the number of dances they in which they request to perform. As a rough estimate, a dancer who performs in four dances might spend approximately 16 hours or more a week total in class and rehearsals per quarter. During tech weeks the time involved increases, but after production it drops and students find time to catch up on their studies. Choreographer's time commitments will be greater than those members who are only performing.

Attendance is also required for possible off campus events and trips, weekend residencies, and most January weekends. Class and rehearsals are mandatory and attendance is counted as part of the grade. Some events, such as the American College Dance Association conference, are optional.


A $150 course fee is required for fall quarter. Additional costs may include costume, shoe, and secret dancer gift purchases.

Image Credit: Kamil Konrad
2018, 48th annual concert: "'80s Mix Tape"
Choreography by Christy Chand (faculty)
Lighting Design by Clint Bryson (staff)
Dancers: 2017-18 Orchesis Dance Company dancers

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