LAFAYETTE — The Performing Arts Society of Acadiana’s 2011-12 Daytime Student Performance Series begins Oct. 12 with Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

The dance performance will be held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Angelle Hall.

“Athleticism, lyricism and technical training unite in a visually stunning performance, directed by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson,” according to PASA.

Rhoden and Richardson are both former Alvin Ailey dancers and recently appeared as guest judges on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Future daytime series performances include:

• PASA and the ULL School of Music and Performing Arts’ “An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe,” on Oct. 25-26, at Burke Hall. 

• Aquila Theatre performs “Macbeth” on Nov. 10 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

• The classical youth ensemble, The Criers presents “A Far Cry” on March 8, 2012, at Lafayette High School.

 All performances in the Student Series are presented by PASA, with sponsorship support from Chevron, Capital One, South Arts, National Endowment of the Arts and the Louisiana Division of Arts. 

Each performance begins at 10:30 a.m. and tickets are $7 per student or chaperone.

Teachers and principals may contact the PASA office at (337) 237-2787, ext. 201 or visit to purchase tickets.

ULL to host prospects at Oct. 8 Preview Day

LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Enrollment Services will hold a Preview Day Oct. 8 to show prospective students the various areas and departments that make up the university community, according to a ULL news release.

“The event is to introduce prospective students and their parents to UL-Lafayette. It’s for students who will be graduating from high school or plan to enroll in Fall 2012,” the release stated.

Campus tours will also be available. The event is free.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. in the Student Union and the event ends at 3 p.m. Students may RSVP online at: Submit questions via e-mail at:

ULL seminar to train production assistants

LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Continuing Education Department will offer a production assistant training seminar Oct. 15-16 at the LITE center.

The seminar will be taught by Kenny Chaplin, who has 15 years of experience in the Hollywood film industry, according to a ULL news release.

Chaplin has worked on films such as “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Dude, Where’s My Car?,” “Body of “Lies,” “Runaway Jury,” “Blades of Glory,” “The Thin Red Line,” and “Moby Dick.”

Participants will learn what it takes to be a production assistant on any film project.

Registration deadline is Oct. 10. Cost is $175. To register, call (337) 482-6391 or visit: