August 26, 2013/For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Lauren Whitaker, 336-734-2891, whitakerl@uncsa.edu



WINSTON-SALEM – The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) announces auditions for its 2013-14 Preparatory Dance Program for third- and fourth-grade boys and girls. 


Auditions will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, in Studio A in Gray Building on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem. There is no fee to audition.


No previous dance training is required for this age group, as acceptance is based on the child’s natural facility and potential.


The Preparatory Dance Program is a pre-professional dance training program that prepares students for potential entry into the UNCSA School of Dance’s high school professional division. Classes meet after school.  


Students will have the opportunity to audition for UNCSA’s The Nutcracker.


Parents bringing children to the audition should enter campus from Chapel Street via the Sanford Parking Lot entrance and follow the signs, or University Police instructions, to purple zone parking.


For more information about the Preparatory Dance Program, please contact the program director, Dayna Fox, at 336-734-2882 or by email at foxd@uncsa.edu.


As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.