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Dancers can audition Oct. 21 for spring tap concert

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMONDSoutheastern Louisiana University’s dance program is holding auditions Tuesday, Oct. 21, for the program’s first tap concert, scheduled for the spring 2009 semester.

     Dance professor Martie Fellom said the auditions are open to campus and non-Southeastern intermediate to advanced level dancers. Auditions will be held 5:30 p.m. in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building, room 153. 

     “This first ever tap dance concert will feature a variety of styles and student choreography,” Fellom said. “Another highlight is the performance of the Tenacious Tappers, a group of ladies over 40 that was formed 13 months ago in celebration of my sister Cynthia’s 60th birthday. Our group has been meeting every Friday since then and having a blast!”

     Cynthia Fellom Tricou is a retired Southeastern education professor and former Southeastern Lab School principal.

     Those auditioning on Oct. 21 should wear appropriate attire and bring tap shoes. Participants attending the audition do not need need to prepare their own choreography, as they will be taught several tap combinations.

     Southeastern students selected to perform may receive one credit hour for rehearsals and performance for the April 2 concert. To receive credit, students must register in spring 2009 for either Dance 106 (freshmen and sophomores) or Dance 406 (juniors and seniors).

     Non-Southeasetern students do not have to register for classes.

     Students interested in choreographing for the concert should email their choreography proposals to Fellom at by Oct. 20. The brief written proposal should include the theme of the proposed work and several ideas for implementing the theme. Students may also call Fellom at (985) 549-2133 to discuss themes and ideas for their tap choreography.

     “Since this is solely a tap dance event, I am looking for a variety of tap dance styles and ideas,” Fellom said.

     Choreographers should be prepared to attend the Oct. 21 tap dance auditions. Students whose proposals are selected will have the opportunity to enroll in Dance 491/591, a three-hour independent study for choreography.

     For more information contact Fellom at or (985) 549-2133.

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