Orchesis Dance Company


Orchesis Requirements

Orchesis Dance Company welcomes all dancers, all levels, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. This program will teach you the art of Dance, you will learn and retain more skills than you could ever imagine. If you have Determination, Perseverance and Self Confidence, this is the program for you.

Dancers must complete a full dance year (August to May) and maintain a GPA equal to or better than 2.0 per semester.

Criteria for Out of State Waivers

  1. Demonstrate high achievement in the Performance area.
  2. Have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in high
    School, if prior to entering college, or at least 24 semester hours of college
    work.
  3. Demonstrate Leadership.
  4. NOTE: If one or both of your parents graduated from Grambling you are exempt
    from the requirement to earn a 17 on the ACT or 810 on the SAT and you are
    eligible for In-State tuition.

Dress Requirements for Dance Classes:

Leotards and tights are the required dress: you may need to change a many as three times per day, therefore, bring as many changes as you feel necessary.

Ballet Class Requirements: Pink Ballet Shoes, Pink tights and black leotards.

Jazz Class Requirements: Black Leotards or Sports Bra, Black Jazz Pants and Black Jazz Booties.

Please have all required attire.

NOTE: No cover ups will be worn in class.

Responsibilities of Dancers:

Practice Monday through Friday

You are now at the University Level. No one will constantly remind you of your responsibilities. If you miss a practice and no one is informed, you should understand that you could be dismissed from the company. We do not accept excuses after the fact. No exceptions.

Weekly Schedule
Monday 4:00pm

  1. Company Technique class: Ballet, Modern and jazz.
  2. New Field Show is taught
  3. Break for Dinner at 6:30pm
  4. Return after Dinner 7:15pm
            Review Field Show
            Review Stand Routine

Tuesday 4:00pm

    Company Class
    Review Field Show
    Break for Dinner 6:30pm
    Return After Dinner 7:15
    Review Field Show and Stand Routine

Wednesday 4:00pm

  1. Company warm-up
  2. Auditions, if needed, will be held on Wednesday at the director’s discretion as to which dancer will represent ODC for the weekend’s game
  3. * Dancer must execute Two Pirouette turns, Right and Left
    * Dancer must execute an axel Jump, Right and Left
    * High Battlement Leg or Kicks
    * Showmanship
    * Must know all Stand Routines

Thursday 4:00pm

  1. Meet at the Gym of Field for Company Warm-up.
  2. Dancers who are performing will work with the GSU Tiger Marching Band.
  3. All other Dancers will work on the Side Line. This is a requirement and is part of your training.
  4. Break for Dinner 6:30pm
  5. All dancers report back to Gym at 7:30

Friday 4:00pm

  1. Meet at the Gym of Field for Company Warm-up.
  2. Dancers who are performing will work with the GSU Tiger Marching Band.

  3. All other Dancers will work on the Side Line. This is a requirement and is part of your training.
  4. Break for Dinner 6:30pm
  5. Dancers performing on the weekend will report back to Gym at 7:30 to try on costumes and make alterations as required.
  6. All other dancers are FREE until Monday.