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Auditions for Purdue Contemporary Dance Company

Fall 2021:
Tuesday, August 31, appointments assigned between 6 and 8pm.

You must download, fill out, and email the audition form here to Renee Murray at Fillable PDF version here. You may not audition without filling out and submitting this form. Once we receive your audition form you will receive an email with further information about PCDC and our audition process. If you have not received an email response please email



Purdue Contemporary Dance Company Winter Works 2021

Premieres in-person at Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Yue-Kong Pao Hall:

  • Friday, December 10 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 11 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Premieres Livestream:

  • Friday, December 10 @ 7:30pm

NOTE: Registration for the Livestream must be purchased by 3:00pm, December 10. You will receive a link to the show within a half hour of the performance.

Available here


The Purdue Contemporary Dance Company, housed in the Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, presents six new works by dance faculty and a selected PCDC Alumni Artist. The sound scores and light design were created collaboratively between PCDC Choreographers and DAP Sound Design and Light Design students specifically for each new dance.


Ticket Information:

(765) 494.3933 or or

Tickets available beginning October 18, 2021 - reserved seating


Dance Information:

(765) 494.5993 or



Xperimental Concert

Concert Date – October 22, 2021 – 6:00pm & 8:00pm

2 performances (seating is limited, arrive early), FREE

This is a semi-formal annual concert created and produced during the fall semester. This show is designed for trying out new and unusual ideas for dances. Dances can be very experimental, or perhaps a first-time choreographic attempt. We encourage bold experiments!! The concert is open to any dance styles, but insists on new and creative approaches to dance, and is usually performed in the round. This year’s callout, is Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 8:00pm

Follow us on social media (FB and IG) to stay informed, or contact the Division of Dance for updated information.


Dance Information:

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XWorks 2022

Concert Dates:

  • Friday, March 4, 2022 – 7:00pm & 9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 5,  2022 – 5:00pm & 7:00pm

4 performances (seating is limited, tickets on sale ~ 30 min before show, $5 admission)

This is a once-a-year formal, student-directed concert. Dances are welcome from all styles of dance,  modern, jazz, hip hop, etc, and are expected to be well-developed and polished. To be involved, plan to attend the  fall callout for dancers and choreographers held at the Dance Xchange – Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 5:30pm.  The performance is in the spring semester in the Dance Studio Theatre. In January, students can volunteer for crew  positions such as ticket sellers, which comes with free admission to the show. Works should be performance-ready  by mid-February or risk being cut from the lineup.

Please watch our social media pages for continued updates.


Dance Information:

(765) 494.5993 or



Dance Xchange 2021-2022

This totally relaxed and informal venue is for trying out dance ideas to receive feedback.  Dances (solo or group) can be in rudimentary stages, perhaps simply a nugget of an idea that is barely one minute  long. We suggest coming to watch and support others, as well as participating as a choreographer or dancer. Contact Holly Jaycox at for additional information concerning important dates and deadlines.


Dance Information:

(765) 494.5993 or


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