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School of Performing and Visual Arts

Repertory Dance Company

The Southern Miss Repertory Dance Company was established to provide performing opportunities for dance majors and to promote excellence in dance performance for our students. As company members, students gain insight into the protocol and standards of professional dance as they prepare for careers. Dancers are accepted into the company by audition. RDC provides an opportunity for dance majors to gain valuable performance experience and to become further prepared for professional careers in danceRDC assessment standards are built on the rigorous expectations of the professional field in the areas of skills, knowledge and dispositions (professionalism) required.  RDC performs in all major departmental concerts and works with faculty, student, and guest choreographers.  All declared university dance majors and minors (except for first-semester students, and dance education majors who are student teaching) are required to audition for the company each semester.  Performance/choreography majors are required to be accepted into company for a minimum of four semesters and dance education majors are required to be accepted into company for a minimum of two semesters.  If a student is not chosen for the company by the fall of their junior year, he/she will be asked to meet with dance faculty for consultation and assessment. 

RDC eligibility

All dance majors are eligible to audition for RDC beginning in the second semester of study as a dance major. However, students must maintain an unweighted 2.5 GPA in dance courses in the previous semester.