The Dance Program
The mission of the Dance Program at the University of New Mexico is to promote healthy physical practices in dance, encourage artistic exploration that can successfully encompass interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to performance, enhance critical thinking skills that connect theory and practice, and provide an educational landscape that develops multicultural academic and artistic perspective. The Dance Program endeavors to create knowledgeable and skillful dancers, guiding student academic and career goals to align with student affinities and abilities. The vision of the program is to provide the most current, experimental, and sophisticated choreography curriculum and productions in the southwest and to explore and value the rich tradition of dance history as a living legacy for the contemporary artist/scholar. The program promotes and utilizes national and international faculty connections for student academic and professional experience while offering the world’s first and only Flamenco Concentration in a university setting which includes a Visiting Professor line.
Dance Major Auditions
Auditions to be accepted as a dance major in the dance program are held each year on the last Saturday of January, from 2:00-5:00pm in the North Arena studio in the dance building on the UNM campus. The audition consists of ballet, modern, and flamenco. Each participant will also show a one minute work of their own choreography or an excerpt of a piece they have performed in the past, followed by a short interview with the dance audition committee. For further information regarding the audition, contact the dance office at (505) 277 3660.