Southeastern to hold dance auditions for spring concert

Contact: Tonya LowentrittSkip Costa
Date: November 8, 2012


ALUMNUS TO HOLD DANCE AUDITIONS - Southeastern alumnus Skip Costa is holding dance auditions on Nov. 13 and 14 at 6 p.m. in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building dance studio. Auditions are open to Southeastern students, as well as high school students. The concert will be held during the spring semester.


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's dance program is holding auditions Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, for an upcoming dance concert to be directed by Southeastern alumnus Skip Costa.

     Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the concert will be held in the spring.

     Auditions are scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the dance studio located in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. Dance Professor Martie Fellom said the auditions are open to Southeastern students, who can earn a one-hour credit for rehearsals and performance. Auditions are also open to high school students.

     "Auditioning students only need to come to one audition. The audition will be modern/contemporary," Fellom said. "Students should wear something that shows their form, especially on the upper body torso."

     Costa, who will begin teaching dance at Southeastern in the spring semester, said students interested in choreographing for the concert should attend an audition as well, and students can bring in some of their own movements as a way of introducing themselves.

     "I am extremely excited to be back at my alma mater teaching dance," Costa said. "I have over 10 years of professional experience in New York City alone, as well as a vast resource of tools and professional connections to pass along to these students to help them get their best foot forward as they seek an exciting career in dance.

     "I always love teaching at the university level because it is such a non-judgmental and supportive place to grow, both as a dancer and a human being," he added.

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

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