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:


View the KC Fine Arts Calendar

Dance

Prospective Students

Summer Dance Camps:

  • 1st High School Rangerette Mini Camp: June 17-19, 2021
  • 2nd High School Rangerette Mini Camp: June 20-22, 2021
  • 3rd High School Rangerette Mini Camp: June 24-26, 2021

Scholarship Auditions:

  • There will be a time frame during the camps listed above for candidates to audition for a KC Dance Scholarship.

Revels Master Classes:

  • TBD

Performances:

  • Spring Dance Concert: Friday, May 1, 2021 - 7 p.m. in Dodson Auditorium

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!

  • 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 Friday, July 2. 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 Monday, July 12, and responses to emails will be due by Monday, July, 19, via email.
  • We look forward to seeing you online! Good luck! 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Angela Aulds
Position:
Instructor, Dance
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Angela (Falcone) Aulds, a Houston native, has been associated with dance since the age of three. She graduated from Friendswood High School in 2007, where she was a member of the Wranglerettes. She served as Grand Marshal her senior year. During her college years, she was a “World Famous” Kilgore College Rangerette, where she held the highest leadership positions her freshman and sophomore year. Following Kilgore, she attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received the Heywood “Woody” McGriff Endowed Presidential Scholarship from the UT Dance Department. Angela graduated from UT with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with High Honors in 2012. As an emerging artist, Angela has been closely mentored by drill team pioneers Dana Blair, Shelley Wayne, Lisa Fortenberry, and Kara Baker. She currently works for Encore Creative Productions, where she choreographs custom field routines and assists with the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic pageantry. As an independent choreographer, Angela has worked with over thirty-five high school drill teams in Texas. She also continues to work with the Rangerettes during the summer tryout process and is often requested for spring show choreography. Angela is sought out for her visually unique drill team choreography and passionate teaching style. Currently, Angela is the new lead dance instructor at Kilgore College, where she teaches all levels of Ballet and Modern. Angela is also in her final year of pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance at Texas Woman’s University. Her scholarship centers on shifting the paradigm of high school drill team performance by implementing and developing somatic coaching strategies for dancers and directors. Her culminating research project will debut in Fall 2014 at TWU and will serve as a catalyst for her future aspirations in the drill team industry.

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.

Most recently, Shelley was named the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Dance Educators Association, as well as Ex-Student of the Year for Kilgore College.

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)