Dance Major/Minor Crew, Production and Service Work

Twenty hours total of crew and production work are required of each student majoring or minoring in dance. This may be completed at any time during the four-year undergraduate experience.  Please read the following instructions before you submit the form for the first time.  Otherwise, you can access the form here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6DX0jKjSqmTNYMt

HOW TO REPORT YOUR CREW HOURS

It is the students’ responsibility to make sure that the main office has their up to date record of their crew hours.  If the record of the crew hours is not reported to the office, or if the main office does not have a record of the crew hours, the students’ graduation requirement would be considered incomplete.

As you know, twenty hours total of Crew and Production work are required of each student who has declared a Dance Major or Minor. This may be completed at any time during the four-year undergraduate experience.

Adrienne Brandon <adb20@duke.edu> is in charge of this record. Whenever you work crew hours, please fill out the Dance Program Crew Hours form which is sent directly to her. If you have already worked some crew hours that haven’t been reported, send her details of those crew hours as well. You can access the form here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6DX0jKjSqmTNYMt

  • Date of work.
  • Time of Work (e.g. 2:15-3:30 pm)
  • Nature of work - What did you do?
  • Worked by the side of ? (If a faculty member or student, please note their name)
  • Arranged work through? (probably a faculty member or either Adrienne or Christina in the office.)

The following are suggestions of the kind of work that will fulfil this major/minor requirement:

Serving as technical or front-of-house personnel for any Dance Program production.

  • Run sound;
  • Lighting crew, light board operator, lighting designer;
  • Stage manager;
  • Backstage crew;
  • Costume construction, costume design;
  • Box Office, front-of-house management;
  • House set up (risers, chairs, sound system, speakers, lighting instruments, house clean-up);
  • Strike (risers, chairs, sound system, speakers, lighting instruments, house clean-up);
  • Videotaping the concerts;
  • Reception set up, take-down and serving duties.
  • Graphic design and layout for any publicity materials.
  • Costume room organization and management.

For special events

  • Staff the check-in table;
  • Floaters available to answer questions, greet audience/participants, seat audience/participants, direct performers/participants to bathrooms, assigned rooms, rehearsal space, etc.;
  • Audio/visual personnel as aides;
  • Reception set up, take-down and serving duties.

Liaison Work with Prospective and Matriculating students

  • Man the tables for Blue Devil Days;
  • Giving tours, meetings, etc.

Guest Artists

  • Hosting;
  • Chauffering;
  • Go-foring;
  • Accompanying them from place to place. 

School Outreach Liaison: Scheduling; organization

School shows at Reynolds: traffic cop; on site liaison.  Help ushering children in and out.

Rehearsal Mistress; or in charge of warm-ups during dress and performances

Marketing: stuffing; labeling. Put up posters; design posters, flyers.

Gather Program info.  Design program.

Front of House: usher; man comp ticket table.  Box office.

Man information table or educational table at performances.

Receptions: Plan, execute, or help.

Visiting artist liaison: taking care of visiting artists – chauffer; entertain them; arrange meetings.

Conferences: anything you can think of.