Barton Dance Theatre

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Barton dancerBarton Dance Theatre (BDT) is committed to bringing high quality dance experiences with artistic motivation to Barton students and beyond. BDT members learn, rehearse and perform challenging dances from a diverse range of styles with intent to represent the college at a wide range of local and national venues. Giving students the experience of what working in a dance company is like while gaining two college credit hours, BDT is an excellent choice for those looking to work in the field of dance or for those who pursue dancing with commitment, energy, and perseverance.

BDT (course DANC 1001) meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. After being accepted by audition, students must register for the 2 credit hour class to participate.

BDT Company Requirements: 

  • Acceptance by audition.
  • A minimum of two years dance experience in Modern/Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, and/or Ballet.
  • Be actively enrolled and attending dance technique classes in the fall semester at Barton or regional dance studio.

Upcoming BDT Auditions

Fall 2021:

The class-style audition can be done either virtually through Zoom or live.  Please contact Danika Bielek at or (620) 792-9253 for more information.

Dance Scholarships

Barton Dance Theatre members are eligible for Activity Award Scholarships.