College Day 2024

Dancers in a studio
March 29, 2024
9:45AM - 4:15PM
In-person at Sullivant Hall and Online via Zoom

Date Range
Add to Calendar 2024-03-29 09:45:00 2024-03-29 16:15:00 College Day 2024 College Day is a free in-person and online event for high school students, but registration is required.   High school students interested in pursuing dance in college are invited to spend a day in the life of an Ohio State Dance major! Visiting students will take and observe classes, 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 take a guided tour of our state-of-the-art facilities.  REGISTER FOR COLLEGE DAY 2024 >>>   Itinerary (subject to change):  9:45am-10:15am CHECK in at Sullivant Hall Rotunda and then go to the Barnett Theatre (Sullivant 320)We look forward to greeting you in Sullivant! Plan to arrive sometime between 9:45 and 10am as we want to have time to disperse groups from the Barnett Theatre to the classrooms before the beginning of technique classes at 10:20am. 10:20am-12 pm 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. Online hosts will rotate between studios every 20 minutes for our online guests. 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  Professor Crystal Michelle Perkins, Sullivant Hall 390 Scarlet will observe Professor Perkins’ class from 10:20 – 11:10am Gray will observe Professor Perkins’ class from 11:10am – 12pm 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   Lecturer Emily Glinski, Sullivant Hall 250 I     Professor Eddie Taketa, Sullivant Hall Studio 370 O  Professor Abby Zbikowski, Sullivant Hall Studio 270 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 O-H in-person group instructed by Graduate Teaching Associates Orlando Hunter and Ricarrdo Valentine in Sullivant Hall 250 Scarlet I-O in-person group instructed by Professor Donald Isom in Sullivant Hall Room 370 1:00pm-1:45pm Gray Observe Repertory Rehearsal: School Tour Professor Eddie Taketa, Sullivant Hall 320, Barnett Theatre 2:05pm-3:00pm CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS for College Day Dancers Gray O-H group instructed by Graduate Teaching Associates Orlando Hunter and Ricarrdo Valentine in Sullivant Hall 250 Gray I-O group instructed by Professor Donald Isom in Sullivant Hall Room 370 2:00pm-2:45pm Scarlet Observe Repertory Rehearsal: School Tour Professor Eddie Taketa, Sullivant Hall 320, Barnett Theatre 3:05pm-3:30pm Sullivant Hall Barnett Theatre Q & A Forum with Current Ohio State Dance Students OPTIONAL FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED 3:30pm-4:15pm 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, and of course the famed Oval. Your guide will also be able to show you the Sullivant Hall Dance Media Lab, ACCAD Motion Lab, Conditioning Studio, and give you the inside scoop on what it’s like to live in the dorms. For those of you unable to stay for the University tour, please visit our virtual tour at https://www.osu.edu/tour.html Please be our guest to attend the BFA Senior Concert: Friday, March 29 - 8:00pm – Barnett Theatre (Sullivant Hall 320) If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact us at dance@osu.edu. Requests made 10 business days in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. The ADA Coordinator's Office collaborates with University departments to ensure equal access for guests and visitors with disabilities to University programs, activities, and services. Guests or visitors seeking an accommodation to participate in a university program, activity or service are encouraged to contact us at dance@osu.edu as early as possible and in advance of the event. Visitors may also contact the ADA Coordinator's Office at 614-292-6207 or ada-osu@osu.edu for additional assistance or guidance. In-person at Sullivant Hall and Online via Zoom Department of Dance dance@osu.edu America/New_York public

College Day is a free in-person and online event for high school students, but registration is required.  

High school students interested in pursuing dance in college are invited to spend a day in the life of an Ohio State Dance major! Visiting students will take and observe classes, 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 take a guided tour of our state-of-the-art facilities.

 REGISTER FOR COLLEGE DAY 2024 >>>  

Itinerary (subject to change): 

9:45am-10:15am CHECK in at Sullivant Hall Rotunda and then go to the Barnett Theatre (Sullivant 320)We look forward to greeting you in Sullivant! Plan to arrive sometime between 9:45 and 10am as we want to have time to disperse groups from the Barnett Theatre to the classrooms before the beginning of technique classes at 10:20am.

10:20am-12 pm 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. Online hosts will rotate between studios every 20 minutes for our online guests.

  • 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  Professor Crystal Michelle Perkins, Sullivant Hall 390

  • Scarlet will observe Professor Perkins’ class from 10:20 – 11:10am
  • Gray will observe Professor Perkins’ class from 11:10am – 12pm

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   Lecturer Emily Glinski, Sullivant Hall 250

I     Professor Eddie Taketa, Sullivant Hall Studio 370

O  Professor Abby Zbikowski, Sullivant Hall Studio 270

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 O-H in-person group instructed by Graduate Teaching Associates Orlando Hunter and Ricarrdo Valentine in Sullivant Hall 250
  • Scarlet I-O in-person group instructed by Professor Donald Isom in Sullivant Hall Room 370

1:00pm-1:45pm Gray Observe Repertory Rehearsal: School Tour

  • Professor Eddie Taketa, Sullivant Hall 320, Barnett Theatre

2:05pm-3:00pm CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS for College Day Dancers

  • Gray O-H group instructed by Graduate Teaching Associates Orlando Hunter and Ricarrdo Valentine in Sullivant Hall 250
  • Gray I-O group instructed by Professor Donald Isom in Sullivant Hall Room 370

2:00pm-2:45pm Scarlet Observe Repertory Rehearsal: School Tour

  • Professor Eddie Taketa, Sullivant Hall 320, Barnett Theatre

3:05pm-3:30pm Sullivant Hall Barnett Theatre

Q & A Forum with Current Ohio State Dance Students

OPTIONAL FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED

3:30pm-4:15pm 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, and of course the famed Oval. Your guide will also be able to show you the Sullivant Hall Dance Media Lab, ACCAD Motion Lab, Conditioning Studio, and give you the inside scoop on what it’s like to live in the dorms.

For those of you unable to stay for the University tour, please visit our virtual tour at https://www.osu.edu/tour.html

Please be our guest to attend the BFA Senior Concert:

Friday, March 29 - 8:00pm – Barnett Theatre (Sullivant Hall 320)

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact us at dance@osu.edu. Requests made 10 business days in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

The ADA Coordinator's Office collaborates with University departments to ensure equal access for guests and visitors with disabilities to University programs, activities, and services. Guests or visitors seeking an accommodation to participate in a university program, activity or service are encouraged to contact us at dance@osu.edu as early as possible and in advance of the event.

Visitors may also contact the ADA Coordinator's Office at 614-292-6207 or ada-osu@osu.edu for additional assistance or guidance.