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Orchesis Dance Company

Orchesis Dance Company is an on-campus dance ensemble composed completely of Texas State students of all majors and disciplines. In keeping with the artistic and individual values of the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance, Orchesis Dance Company seeks to foster artistic expression, facilitate a sense of comradery among dancers, and to provide students with an opportunity to share their passion for dance with family, friends, colleagues and members of the academic and fine arts communities.

2019-2020 Season

For the 2019-2020 season, we as the staff members want to use the time and resources given to us by the dance division to produce an honest and artistically sound body of work for the concert in March. The choreographic styles of the Artistic Staff this year are immensely diverse; an aspect that we believe will allow us to work collaboratively toward a successful concert. Furthermore, we wish to use our time and resources to provide a space for dancers to develop skills which they make take with them after the season ends. 

Artistic Staff

Artistic Director - Kameron Lester

Social Media Coordinator - Katie Paterson

Company Director - Tyler Smith

Treasurer - Seth Wiedmer

Faculty Advisor - Shay Ishii and Scott Vandenberg


Audition Requirements:

The audition will take place on Thursday September 20th @ 6:30PM at Jowers in Dance studio B175 .

Orchesis is open to all Texas State students. Dancers are not required to be Dance Majors. However, we do ask that dancers have some form of dance training and/or performance experience.


Please wear solid colors, and form fitting garments. We ask that you do not wear basketball or loose-fitting shorts, harem pants, sweat pants, joggers, baggy t-shirts, sweatshirts etc.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to register and warm-up.

Or feel free to pre-register by emailing your name, number, (Major and classification for TX State Students), a little info about your dance experience and a reliable email address to

We encourage all dancers to come to the workshop on the previous Thursday September 13th at Jowers 175 at 6:30. We will be teaching a skill set and a short combination for dancers to become familiar with the staff members and choreographic styles of the company. There will also be a chance for dancers to ask any questions they may have before the audition. $5 cash only.