Many Ohio State events scheduled through the remainder of the semester have been canceled, rescheduled or reformatted. The safety of our community is our top priority.
College Day is a free event for high school students, but registration is required.
High school students interested in pursuing dance in college are invited to come spend a day in the life of an Ohio State Dance major! Visiting students will take and observe classes, enjoy lunch, see student work, attend an information session about our major and minor programs, and mingle with our current BFA students. Students will also have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities.
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9:45am-10:15am CHECK in at Sullivant Hall Rotunda and then go to the Collaboratory (Sullivant 141)
We look forward to greeting you in Sullivant! Plan to arrive sometime between 9:45 and 10 as we want to have time to disperse groups from the Collaboratory to the classrooms before the beginning of technique classes at 10:20.
10:20am-12:00pm OBSERVE TECHNIQUE CLASSES, Sullivant Hall
There will be four different technique classes taking place during this time frame. College Day participants will be divided into two groups that will rotate between the classrooms. We have taken care to organize a rotation schedule that provides maximum viewing opportunities for you with minimal impact to the other academic classes that take place in the building. Please use your best audience etiquette both inside the studio and outside in the hallways.
· Students and parents/guardians will be divided into 2 Groups: Scarlet and Gray (indicated on label attached to the packet that you will receive at check-in)
· Technique classes:
O Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Sullivant Hall Studio 270
§ Scarlet will observe Nyama’s class from 10:20 – 11:10am
§ Gray will observe Nyama’s class from 11:10am – 12:00pm
· Please choose one of the following 3 classes for the other half of the time
(Gray 10:20 – 11:10am and Scarlet 11:10am – 12:00pm)
H Daniel Roberts, Sullivant Hall Studio 290
I Crystal Michelle Perkins, Sullivant Hall Studio 390
O Eddie Taketa, Sullivant Hall Barnett Theatre
12:00pm-1:00pm Ohio Union
LUNCH on your own. Student participants will be provided with a $10 BuckID card to use toward their lunch that may be redeemed at any food vendor in the Ohio Union.
CHANGE FOR CLASS - Please use restrooms on 2nd floor of Sullivant (Gray group) and 3rd floor of Sullivant (Scarlet group) to help spread out the traffic and be on the same floor as your next master class. Please wear comfortable clothing with clear and simple lines. It is best to wear a bright colored leotard or top. Bare feet, slip-on jazz, half-sole, or ballet shoes requested. No pointe shoes required.
1:00pm-1:55pm CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS for College Day Dancers
Scarlet Group instructed by Crystal Perkins in Sullivant Hall Barnett Theatre
Gray Group instructed by Eddie Taketa in Sullivant Room 250
2:05pm-2:45pm Sullivant Hall Barnett Theatre
SHOWING of Ohio State Dance student work
2:45pm-3:15pm Sullivant Hall Barnett Theatre
Q & A Forum with Current Ohio State Dance Students
OPTIONAL FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED
3:15pm-4:00pm OHIO STATE CAMPUS TOUR
Tour Ohio State campus with dance major tour guides. It would not be a visit Ohio State without a glimpse of the amazing Thompson Library, the Wexner Center for the Arts, University Hall and of course the famed Oval. Your guide will also be able to show you the Sullivant Hall Media Lab, Motion Capture Studio, Conditioning Studio, to give you the inside scoop on what it’s like to live in the dorms, and maybe even to peek in on one of the residence halls if time permits.
For those of you unable to stay for the University tour, please visit our virtual tour at https://www.osu.edu/tour.html
3:00pm to 6:00pm The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) Open House
331 Sullivant Hall
Tour ACCAD labs and facilities. Free and open to the public, visitors have the opportunity to meet the researchers working at our center and to explore, observe, ask questions and interact with projects at your own pace. ACCAD projects creatively engage technologies such as computer animation, video games, visualization, digital media performance, sonic arts, virtual worlds and motion capture. ACCAD is a research center dedicated to creative, scholarly exploration in the integration of the arts and technology.
In addition, please be our guest to attend one of four presentations of the Dance Department’s Spring Concert. Each visiting student may request up to 2 complimentary tickets on the College Day registration form or when you check in. Additional tickets may be purchased by calling the ticket office at 614-292-2295.
Spring Concert Performances:
Thursday, April 2 - 8:00pm
Friday, April 3 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 4 - 3:00pm
Saturday, April 4 - 8:00pm
Special thanks to the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise for the use of the Collaboratory and Rotunda for this event.