Dance Scholarships

There are a number of awards and scholarships specifically for dancers.

Anna R. Toman Dance Award

Purpose: To recognize an undergraduate student (member of Orchesis I) who has contributed significantly during the year to the dance program at Iowa State.

Qualifications

  • Must have a formal affiliation with Iowa State University.
  • Must be a member in good standing of Orchesis I.

Procedure: Persons are nominated by the members of Orchesis I with the final recipient selected by the Dance faculty — no application required.

Award: $100 and token award.

Betty Toman Outstanding Contributions to Dance and Affiliated Arts Award

Purpose: To recognize a dance student who has been involved in numerous dance organizations and who accepts/completes tasks beyond expectations to further dance on campus and in the community.

Qualifications

  • Depth of involvement in dance classes. Membership in Orchesis I and II, Iowa State Dance Tour Company, Stars Over VEISHEA, as a choreographer or in support activities such as lighting, costuming, or marketing.
  • Effectiveness in involvement in dance and related activities.
  • Length of involvement in dance groups and activities.

Procedure: Nominations will be gathered from the various dance groups and forwarded to the dance faculty for final selection.

Award: $100 and token award.

Charlotte Wilkinson Memorial Award

Purpose: To honor the memory of Charlotte Wilkinson, a past member of Orchesis II. Given to the member who has contributed the most in leadership, choreography and performance.

Qualifications

  • Must be affiliated with Iowa State University.
  • Must be a member of Orchesis II and in good standing.

Procedure: Nominations will be solicited from the membership and voted upon by the membership — no application required.

Award: Token award.

Evelyn Jensen Achievement in Outreach Award

Purpose: To recognize a member of the Iowa State Dance who demonstrates the ability to transmit dance knowledge and skill to a variety of people through performance and teaching.

Qualifications: Contributing member of the ISU Dance program.

Procedure: Nominations will be submitted by the ISU Dance students and forwarded to the dance faculty for final selection.

Award: Token award.

ISU Dance Performing Arts Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize a student in the Performing Arts major (dance emphasis) who has contributed to the ISU Dance program.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least sophomore classification and a major in Performing Arts with a dance emphasis.
  • Must be a contributing member to the ISU Dance program for at least one year.

Procedure: A student may self-nominate by submitting his/her name to the Dance faculty or Dance faculty may nominate a student. Recipient is then chosen by the Dance faculty. Award is given at the annual spring awards banquet.

Award: $500 each semester and token award.

TAP Iowa State

Purpose: To recognize a student who has contributed to the success of TAP Iowa State student organization.

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of TAP Iowa State.

Procedure: A student may self-nominate by submitting his/her name to the Dance faculty or Dance faculty may nominate a student. Recipient is then chosen by the Dance faculty. Award is given at the annual spring awards banquet.

Award: Token award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a number of awards and scholarships specifically for dancers. Please contact Cindy Frederickson at (515) 294-7092 for more information about these awards and scholarships.

 

 

ANNA R. TOMAN DANCE AWARD

PURPOSE:To recognize an undergraduate student (member of Orchesis I) who has contributed significantly during the year to the dance program at Iowa State.QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must have a formal affiliation with Iowa State University.

2. Must be a member in good standing of Orchesis I.

PROCEDURE:Persons are nominated by the members of Orchesis I with the final recipient selected by the Dance faculty — no application required.

AWARD: $100 and token award.

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CHARLOTTE WILKINSON AWARD

PURPOSE:To honor the memory of Charlotte Wilkinson, a past member of Orchesis II.

Given to the member who has contributed the most in leadership, choreography and performance.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must be affiliated with Iowa State University.

2. Must be a member of Orchesis II andin good standing.

PROCEDURE:Nominations will be solicited from the membership and voted upon by the membership — no application required

AWARD: Token award.

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BETTY TOMAN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO DANCE & AFFILIATED ARTS

PURPOSE:To recognize a dance student who has been involved in numerous dance organizations and who accepts/completes tasks beyond expectations to further dance on campus and in the community.

CRITERIA:

1. Depth of involvement in dance classes, membership in Orchesis I & II, Iowa State Dance Tour Company, Stars Over VEISHEA, as a choreographer or in support activities such as lighting, costuming, or marketing.Effectiveness in involvement in dance and related activities.

2. Length of involvement in dance groups and activities.

PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION:Nominations will be gathered from the various dance groups and forwarded to the dance faculty for final selection.

AWARD: Token award.

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EVELYN JENSEN AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN OUTREACH

PURPOSE:To recognize a member of the Iowa State Dance Tour Company who demonstrates the ability to transmit dance knowledge and skill to a variety of people through performance and teaching.

CRITERIA:1) Member of the Iowa State Dance Tour Company.

PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION:Nominations will be submitted by the Iowa State Dance Tour Company and forwarded to the dance faculty for final selection.

AWARD: Token Award.

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IOWA STATE DANCE SCHOLARSHIP

PURPOSE:To recognize a student in the Performing Arts major (dance emphasis) who has contributed to the ISU Dance program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must be at least sophomore classification and a major in Performing Arts with a dance emphasis.

2. Must be a contributing member to the ISU Dance program for at least one year.

PROCEDURE:

A student may self-nominate by submitting his/her name to the Dance faculty or Dance faculty may nominate a student. Recipient is then chosen by the Dance faculty. Award is given at the annual spring awards banquet.

AWARD: $500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performing and choreographing opportunities are provided through Iowa State’s three dance groups: Orchesis I, Orchesis II, and the Iowa State University Tour Company.

 

Because much of the dance activity at ISU is organized through these groups, students have tremendous input and a responsibility for shaping their own movement experiences.

These clubs promote interest and activity in dance as a creative art form and members can be involved in all aspects of production including costuming, choreography, lighting, sound, publicity and performing. They also provide a strong sense of teamwork and of community which balances the sometimes impersonal atmosphere of a large university.

Orchesis I, a dance group, which holds open, auditions in both fall and spring. This group is responsible for Barjche, ISU’s major spring dance concert. Members come from all university majors, aerospace engineering to zoology, undergraduate, graduate students and faculty who collaborate to perform in all kinds of techniques and styles: from jazz to tap, modern dance to ballet. Orchesis sponsors guest artist residencies with the support of the Betty Toman Guest Artist Endowment and members also attend the American College Dance Festival each spring.

Meeting times are Thursdays at 7-9pm in Forker 196.

 

 

Orchesis II is a dance group with open membership for students who wish to learn and participate. The performance schedule for Orchesis II includes the fall studio concert, “Footfalls,” followed by participation in Iowa State’s annual Madrigal Dinner in January. A spring studio concert, “Images of Dance” and open air performances are presented for the VEISHEA celebration. Orchesis II also does service projects and mini-performances throughout the Ames community. Meeting times are Tuesday at 7pm-8:30pm in Forker 196.

Dues are $20.00 a semester.

 

The Iowa State Tour Company is a small (6-10) improvisationally based group which does special lecture/demonstration performances for various campus, community and school groups.

Audition times are announced after the fall auditions of the Orchesis groups.

 

 

Course Number

Title

Description

Dance 120

Modern Dance I

Introduction to modern dance and practice of basic dance concepts, techniques and creative activities.

Dance 222

Modern Dance II

Continued experience in dance techniques emphasizing strength, balance and endurance with emphasis placed on rhythmic accuity and extended combinations. Some repertory work.

Dance 223

Modern Dance III

Instruction and practice in modern dance techniques and extended combinations. Emphasis is placed on maturation of skill and artistry. Exposure to a variety of modern dance techniques.

Dance 130

Ballet I

Introduction to the basic skills, vocabulary and tradition of ballet. Concentration on control and proper alignment.

Dance 232

Ballet II

Continuing practice on technical skills in the classical movement vocabulary. Emphasis on alignment, technique, sequence development and performing quality.

Dance 233

Ballet III

Concentration on technical proficiency and artistry at the intermediate level. Pointe work and partnering encouraged.

Dance 140

Jazz I

Survey of the jazz dance style with concentration on proper body technique.

Dance 242

Jazz II

Development of dance concepts within the jazz idiom. Instruction in extended movement sequences and artistic interpretation.

Dance 243

Jazz III

Integration of the concepts of jazz dynamics, phrasing and skills into performance situations. Some repertory work of historical and contemporary pieces.

Dance 150

Tap Dance

Instruction and practice in basic tap technique and terminology.

Dance 211

Folk, Social and Square Dance

Instruction and practice in various international folk dances including American square dance. Instruction and practice in foxtrot, waltz, swing, cha cha, rhumba, tango and selected contemporary dance.

Dance 220

Modern Dance Composition

Theory and practice of the creative skills involved in solo and small group composition.

Dance 224

Concert and Theatre Dance

Choreography, rehearsal, and performance in dance concerts and/or musical theatre productions.

Dance 270

Dance Appreciation

A lecture course introducing dance as an art form. The emphasis is on the ability to analyze and appreciate various dance styles.

Dance 320

Sound and Movement

A composition class providing choreographic experiences with rhythmic and non-rhythmic sounds and scores.

Dance 384

Teaching Children’s Dance

Instruction and practice in the teaching of a comprehensive dance program at the elementary level. Emphasis on theories and the practice of guiding expressive movement experiences.

Dance 385

Methods of Teaching Dance

Instruction in the methods and techniques of teaching recreational dance forms. Introductory analysis to teaching educational modern dance.

Dance 386

Teaching Dance for the Physical Body

An exploration of dance fitness, therapies, nutrition, and injury prevention .Experiences with movement therapies that enhance the physical and mental performance of the dancers. Opportunities are provided for the learner to practice theses concepts on others as teachers.

Dance 370

Advanced Studies in Dance

Group and/or independent study in the special interests and talents of students in various aspects of dance as a performing art, including production, choreography and performance.

Dance 199

Dance Continuum

Continued instruction and practice in modern dance, recreational dance, ballet, jazz and/or compositional skills. Offered on a satisfactory/fail basis only with a maximum of six credits. Must register in advance and have permission of the instructor.

Dance 490

Independent Study

Independent study of problems in areas of interest to the advanced student in the field of dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

 

 

Footfalls 2011 Orchesis II choreographers and members with selected ISU Dance classes.

performed in the Toman Studio Theatre Forker 196.

Sunday Nov.13 at 5pm and 7pm tickets available at the door.

$5.00

 

 

 

Performing Arts Dance Scholarship Concert 2011
Sunday December 4, 2011 @ 7pm

Performances by:

Kim Ephifano of Epiphany Dance
Cynthia Adams & Kimberly Fitch
Ken James of Fellow Travelers Performance Group
Kathleen Hurley and Dancers
Members of Orchesis I
and MORE!

 

 

 

Madrigal in collaboration with ISU Music Department

 

 

Barjche, ISU’s major spring dance concert. Members come from all university majors, aerospace engineering to zoology, undergraduate, graduate students and faculty who collaborate to perform in all kinds of techniques and styles: from jazz to tap, modern dance to ballet.

 

Barjche 2011 February 3, 4, 5
Barjche 2012
Barjche Feb. 3-5

Lost and Found Barjche 2011

Lost and Found is a contemporary modern dance production inspired by the book about the true story of 28,800 rubber duckies lost at sea.
The evening length sectional show weaves in and out like ocean waves, starting from the moment the audience walks into the theater with sounds of waves, and clanging ores and masts.

The interlocking sections touch on topics of water, being lost, waste and chasing into the unknown, as well as obsessions, like those of Captain Ahab and Donovan Hohn, author of Moby Duck while on their different searches at sea.

“A journey into the heart of the sea and adventures through science, myth, the global economy and stormy weather. Hohn’s accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories.” (Moby Duck, by Donovan Hohn.)

Under the artistic direction of Cynthia Adams the students of Orchesis I will present their original choreography for the company members.  Included in the program will be Melt,  choreographed by guest artist Kim Epifano visiting from San Francisco. www.epiphanydance.org

 

 

Images of Dance

Annual Spring Dance concert

in the Toman Studio Theatre Forker 196

Produced by Orchesis II and selected ISU Dance Classes.

 

 

ISU Tour Company