Dance and Dance Education

Associate Degree. Transfer.

About the Program:

The Dance Department at Kilgore College offers an intensive curriculum in ballet, modern dance, tap and jazz for the beginning student as well as those who have had more extensive dance experience.  Dance at KC prepares students who wish to enter the professional world upon graduation as well as those who want to continue their studies at a four-year college as majors in Fine Arts, Physical Education or Dance Education.


Course Information:


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Prospective Students

Revels Master Classes:


Performances:

  • Spring Dance Concert: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in Dodson Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door $10 general/$5 student ID. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Open Classes:

  • Come visit the Kilgore College campus, take or observe dance classes, and Q&A with instructors and current students.  Email Angela Aulds at aaulds@kilgore.edu to schedule a time and get more details.

Contact Us!

  • For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Angela Aulds via email or phone (903) 983-8633.
Dance Scholarships

The Kilgore College Dance Department would like to invite you to audition for a scholarship for dance majors. We offer four courses in Ballet, and Tap & Jazz, two courses in Modern, and one course in both Improvisation/Composition and Dance Appreciation. Additionally, we offer two performing arts credits as a way for students to develop their craft in choreography and performance. We have an intensive course of study for the beginning student, as well as those who have had more extensive training. Upon graduation, our students are prepared to enter the professional world or to continue their studies at a four-year college, where our courses will transfer for Dance Majors in Fine Arts, Physical Education and Dance Education.


Dance Scholarship Information:

Scholarship awards are based on talent, ability, potential, financial need, and the student’s interest in continuing professionally as a dancer, teacher or in a related area. A scholarship student must fulfill the course requirements of a dance major as described in the current college catalogue and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in all college courses. Scholarship students must also be active members of the Kilgore College Dance Club. The scholarship is renewable for four semesters with amounts up to $500 per semester.

How to submit a scholarship application:

  • Fill out the Scholarship Audition Online Form
  • Dance Scholarships are moving to an online format. Please send an unlisted YouTube link to Angela Aulds’ email (aaulds@kilgore.edu) by July 1. In your video, please introduce yourself with your name, fun fact, and high school. Then, perform one minute of improvisation. This can be whatever you feel comfortable with….no large “tricks” and music can be of your choosing. Modern improvisation is preferred. Be sure the video is in the horizontal format.  
  • Confirmation emails will be sent out after receiving both the online form AND the video. If you only do one part of the audition, you will not be eligible for the scholarship audition.
  • Emails of scholarship winners will be sent out by Wednesday, July 12, and return emails will be due Wednesday, July 19.
  • We look forward to seeing you online! Good luck! 
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Industry Dance Company

Industry Dance Company is Kilgore College Dance Department’s premiere pre-professional dance company. The company comprises sophomore dancers from the KC Dance Department who exhibit exceptional technical abilities and strong work ethic, as well as a passion for furthering their performance and artistic experience.

Industry Dance Company members are the epitome of KC Dance Department students in all areas: performance, leadership, work ethic and rigor. Members are expected to achieve the highest level of commitment in rehearsals, ALL classes (dance and non-dance) and (if applicable) Rangerette practice. If members do not achieve that level of expectation, members will be dismissed. All trips are covered by the Kilgore College Dance Department. No additional fees are required.

What does Industry do?

  • Perform in a festival in the Fall (schedules-willing) or recruitment event(s)
  • Films and video for Coast2Coast Productions (potentially)
  • Any additional filming for Rangerettes
  • Performs a piece at TDEA in January
  • Assists with TDEA workshop (if willing)
  • Performs an additional dance in Dance Concert, Christmas Show, and GND
  • Attends the American College Dance Festival (if travel budget allows) or Dance Residency trip 
  • Performs for lecture-demonstrations for Officer camps in the summer (depending on availability)
  • Assists with any Revels Master Classes and any other master classes throughout the year
  • Performs in Kilgogh Art Festival, Geekend, and/or Derrick Lighting

What is required of Industry Dance Company Members?

  • Must have had at least one semester of Freshmen Modern 
  • Must be in at least two dance classes every semester
  • Required to take both modern classes their Sophomore Year
  • Must be an active member of Dance Club
  • Must register for 12 hours (Rangerette requirements)
  • Any Industry member who fails ANY semester will be dismissed from the company
  • Mrs. Aulds has the right to demote any member who does not uphold the rules of the Rangerette Director’s Contract 
  • If Industry member acquires an injury, member is still a part of the company in any capacity and should still attend all rehearsals
  • Members must be available for any additional rehearsals throughout the year (fall, spring, and possible summer rehearsals)
  • Provide choreographic input for all aspects of performances

How do I audition?

  • Industry is a full-year audition process. In Freshman modern (and all dance classes), Mrs. Aulds’ takes note of students’ work ethic and artistic initiative. 
  • In the Spring of students’ Freshman year, there will be a video assignment. This video assignment will include answering a few questions and presenting it in a creative way. 
  • More details come later in the semester.

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Angela Aulds
Position:
Instructor, Dance
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Angela Aulds has been the Head Dance Instructor for the Kilgore College Dance Department since 2014. She is the Artistic Director of Industry Dance Company, a pre-professional dance company within the dance department (est. 2015). She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 and received her Master of Fine Arts from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. She is the co-owner of Coast2Coast Productions, which strives to reach drill teams’ potential in philanthropy, artistry, and leadership through special events. Angela has also worked for Encore Creative Productions since 2009 and more recently was hired by Spirit of America Productions to film and photograph their events and run their social media.

Shelley Wayne
Position:
Instructor, Dance
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Mrs. Shelley Wayne is the resident Tap and Jazz instructor at Kilgore College. She is also the assistant director and choreographer of the Kilgore College Rangerettes. Shelley was born and raised in Houston where she attended North Shore High School, and served as captain of the Scarlets her senior year. As a member of the Rangerettes (1985-87), Shelley was both a Rangerette Lieutenant and Swingster. After her two years at KC, she spent one semester at San Jacinto Junior College before moving on to Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from SWT in 1991. Shelley returned home to Houston to direct the Westfield High School Lariettes for one year before arriving at Kilgore College in 1993 as assistant director and choreographer to Dana Blair. Shelley received her Master of Education in 2000 from the University of Tyler. Shelley taught for NCA Superstar (1985-93) and Starmakers Dance and Performance Camps (1994-2003). She is a co-owner of Encore Creative Productions, a lifetime member of Rangerettes Forever, and the director of the Rangerette summer camp for middle school students. In 2014, Shelley was named the recipient of the Texas Dance Educators Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2023, was inducted into the TDEA Hall of Fame.

Lexie Drennan
Position:
Adjunct Instructor, Dance
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Lexie has been dancing since she was 4 years old training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Clogging, Pointe, Hip Hop, and Modern. She was a member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes in 03-05 where she was a Swingster and Lieutenant. After Kilgore she attended Texas Woman's University where she received her B.A. in Dance.

She is on staff for Encore Creative Productions where she instructs drill team camps during the summer all over Texas. Lexie has also been the co-owner and instructor at Elite Dance Center in Kilgore since its inception in 2010. She currently assists jazz class at Kilgore College with the Assistant Director/Choreographer for the Rangerettes, Mrs. Shelley Wayne. Lexie is passionate about the art of dance and enjoys inspiring her students to new ways of performing, creating, and learning.

For information about Dance and Dance Education:

Angela Aulds
Instructor, Dance
Music & Dance Dept.
Phone:
(903) 983-8633
Office:
Parks Fitness Center (PARKS)
Derrick Logozzo
Director of Bands & Instrumental Music
Department Chair, Music and Dance
Phone:
(903) 983-8276
Office:
Band Hall (BANDH)