Day of Dance – October 16, 2016

We are at our maximum capacity for Day of Dance registration. If spaces become available, we will re-post the registration link. We apologize if you do not get attend this year, but we do hope you will be able to join us for next year’s Day of Dance!

If you are a senior interested in auditioning for a talent-based scholarship, you may still attend the morning audition class from 8:30-10:00 a.m. For information on the audition and to register for the audition class (only), please email or call 770.538.4764.


What is Day of Dance?

This is an opportunity for high-school-aged male and female dancers to experience what it is like to be a dancer at Brenau University.  There will be a full day of classes taught by Brenau University and guest teachers.  This is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your craft, experience dance on the college level, and have fun!  Dancers will have the opportunity to interact with Brenau University Dance Department staff and current dance majors.  This is a great way to explore Brenau’s campus and dance facilities, as well!

Male and female dancers in their senior year of high school considering college in fall 2017 may use Day of Dance as an opportunity to audition for a Brenau University dance scholarship and placement in the program.  For more information on the dance scholarship, click here. Please note, if students plan to audition for a talent-based scholarship at Day of Dance, they must submit the Dance Program Placement and Scholarship Form (Click Here for Form) and a full-body photo of the applicant in dance clothing performing first arabesque (for identification purposes) to by Wednesday, October 12. Students must be pre-registered in order to audition the day of the event.

View this video for a peek at a previous Day of Dance: Day of Dance 2013 Video.

What’s the schedule?

Day of Dance 2015Early check in for seniors who pre-registered to audition for a talent-based scholarship begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Brenau East Campus. The audition class will run from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Day of Dance check-in for all other students will go from 9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  There will be “Welcome Session” at 10:10 a.m. in Whalen Auditorium with Brenau dance faculty and staff.

At 10:30 a.m. parents are welcome to stay for an Admissions/Financial Aid discussion while students break out into their classes.

There will be two class slots before lunch and one after.  The lunch hour (1:35-2:35 p.m.) will include the opportunity for students to speak in small groups with current Brenau dance majors and attend a Q&A session.  After lunch, everyone will move to Brenau University’s main campus for the final classes of the day. Following the last dance classes, there will be a studio showing, ice cream social, and raffle, giving dancers the opportunity to see Brenau’s dancers in action and to view main campus and interact informally with students, staff, and each other!

View the Day of Dance 2016 schedule here: Day of Dance 2016 Schedule

Where is Day of Dance?

Brenau University has two studio locations: the main campus Fitness Center and the Brenau East campus. Day of Dance will take place largely at Brenau East, with students traveling to the Gainesville main campus for their final dance class and a reception at the end of the day.  Students will need to provide their own transportation to get between Brenau East and the main campus.

Click here to view campus maps.

Who are the teachers?

Madia Cooper (Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Brenau)

Tara Lee (Principal Dancer with the Atlanta Ballet Company) will be teaching High Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet and Beginner/ Intermediate Ballet.

Pytron Parker (Brenau Alumna) will be teaching Begininer/ Intermediate Hip-Hop.

John Streit (Affiliate Faculty of Dance at Brenau) will be teaching Advanced Ballet Partnering with Pointe Work and Beginner/ Intermediate Musical Theatre Jazz.

Peter Swan (Adjunct faculty at Brenau; faculty at Gainesville School of Ballet) will be teaching Advanced Ballet Partnering with Pointe Work.

Heather Wayne (Brenau Alumna; Founder of Heather Wayne’s Performing Arts) will be teaching Intermediate Tap.

Day of Dance February, 2013. Partnering Class.

How much does it cost?

Day of Dance is a FREE event for high school students. The Brenau University Dance Department will provide lunch for registered student dancers as well. This year attendees, as well as parents and studio directors/ dance teachers, will have the opportunity to purchase a Day of Dance T-shirt for $10! There is an option to purchase a T-shirt on the electronic registration form. Payment will be due the morning of Day of Dance in order to receive the shirt. We will accept credit cards, cash, and checks. Checks should be made out to Brenau University with “Day of Dance T-shirt” written in the memo line. 

How should dancers dress?

Dancers should come prepared as they would for studio classes. Women should wear pink tights and a black leotard. Men should wear black tights, dance belt and a white, form-fitting shirt. Bring ballet slippers, pointe shoes (if you have pointe experience), tap shoes (if you plan to take the tap class) and jazz oxfords or dance sneakers. Hair should be neatly fastened away from the face. No large or dangling jewelry should be worn; watches and bracelets should be removed; and rings that protrude should be taken off. Do not wear baggy, torn, dirty, or stained clothing. Be neat and professional in your dress. Remember that you will be switching to different dance forms for each class, so prepare accordingly!

Can parents/studio directors attend Day of Dance?

Day of Dance, February 2013.Parents and studio directors are welcome to attend Day of Dance. There will be a breakout session for financial aid and admissions at 10:30 a.m. when classes start.  Some classes will allow the option for parents/directors to sit in, but space will be limited. Campus is situated closely to the Gainesville Square, which hosts a coffee shop, shopping, and lunch options. There will also be the opportunity to take a tour of the main campus.  Please be aware that students will need transportation to the main campus for the third set of classes, studio showing, and reception at the end of the day.




General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100