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SO, WHAT IS BOBCAT DANCE THEATRE?
Bobcat Dance Theatre is an inclusive dance performance
company, open to all majors, that uses a heavy theatrical influence to bring original stories to life on the stage, on camera, in the studio, etc. The company offers an all-encompassing, wide range of arts and styles of dance. Bobcat Dance Theatre also provides open workshops to workshop choreography and experiment with ideas.
HOW CAN I BE A PART OF BDT?
Membership in the company is awarded through completion and
selection during the audition process. Any current student at Texas State of any major is eligible to audition for membership in Bobcat Dance Theatre.
Admittance into the company will be awarded based on selection by the officers and executive board of the company alone. This selection process is based on these factors:
Dance ability – display of dance technique.
Theatrical presence – ability to portray a believable character and to tell a story.
Availability and schedule conflicts – the availability of the performer tO attend all rehearsals and performances required.
Commitment – the display of passion and the interest to be a part of the company and to support and further our mission.
*Bobcat Dance Theatre is a nondiscriminatory organization and will never base membership or admittance on anything else.
Members must be able to attend all required rehearsals, performances, special events, fundraising sessions, publicity opportunities, and any other required events.
ARE THERE ANY LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?
Our board of officers, the Dance Captains, are selected based upon the same factors as company members with additional qualifications and possess additional responsibilities. The selection process can include a combination of:
Applications and written materials
*This is not an all-inclusive list, as the Executive Artistic Director(s) and Advisor(s)
will make all final judgments.
Please reach out to see if we are currently recruiting officers.
WHEN DO WE MEET?
Meetings are held every Friday and Sunday from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM of the academic year - with exceptions during Holidays, department events, cancelations, and modifications. Additional meetings will be required for performances, special events, filming, publicity and marketing opportunities, and more. Meetings can be added, canceled, or changed at any time, and it is the company members responsibility to keep up with all schedule changes and to keep open communication. The executive board will govern which meetings are required
for each member of the company. Standard meetings could be:
Filming or Shooting
*This is not an all-inclusive list and there can be modifications made at any time.
WHAT DO I PAY?
Every company member may either pay fixed dues or participate in our many fundraising opportunities. Dues will be paid or volunteer hours will be completed by each active company member each semester in the amount deemed appropriate by the company board.
BDT RECRUITS A TEAM OF DEDICATED LEADERS AND TALENTED DANCERS TO FURTHER OUR MISSION.
OUR TEAM COVERS EVERYTHING FROM DIRECTION, PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT, CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE.
WE ARE A DRIVEN AND CAPABLE TEAM, AND WE WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US THIS YEAR!
Lynzy Lab is a Texas based dancer/choreographer and has been a proud member of the resident faculty at The Performing Arts Project since its inception. In 2003, at the early age of 17, Lynzy became the youngest principal dancer to sign with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company in history, and she performed and taught with the prestigious professional company for seven full seasons. Last year, Lynzy began dancing with Verge Dance Company, a nonprofit Austin-based contemporary company.
Some of her other performance credits include Texas Contemporary Weekend at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, The Pink Ribbon Project, Liz Lerman’s Hallelujah Project, The Grier School Gala in Pennsylvania, The Commissioner’s Ball for the 2004 Super Bowl, Pink! The Musical, industrials for Walmart, Levi’s Jeans and Paul Mitchell, Fort Worth Dance Festival, Intercoiffure Hair Show at the Waldorf Astoria, and APAP Conference in New York City. Film credits include her appearance as a featured dancer in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, and she was the choreographer for the feature film Be Not Afraid, in which she also played the part of “Ballet mistress”.
Shortly after starting her professional dance career, Lynzy began teaching and choreographing for some of Houston’s most notable dance studios, including Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Houston Academy of Dance, and West University Dance Center. Since her departure from The Met in 2010, Lynzy has left her mark on numerous schools, conventions, intensives, and pre-professional and professional companies all over the nation, including Manhattan Dance Project, Heifetz International Music Institute, Exclamation Dance Company, Houston Met Too, Sole Discretion, Lindsmir Productions, West University’s Performing Company, and International Ballet of Houston where she signed on as Resident Choreographer in 2012 and held the position until the company relocated to Dublin, Ireland. Her choreography has since been performed throughout Europe.
Lynzy is currently Faculty at Texas State, teaching in both the dance and theatre areas of the department. Her TXST choreography credits include the departmental productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ajax in Iraq, Instructions for Dancing, and most recently, Tales of the Lost Formicans.