Candidates who possess a strong creative and practical foundation in dance and who are interested in pursuing aspects of dance as a profession are encouraged to apply. Once an applicant’s file is complete, the Dance faculty expects qualifying candidates to meet with them, take an audition class, and perform a solo before admission decisions are made. Students are admitted on a full-time basis.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to come in person if offered an audition and interview. If it is not possible for an applicant to attend an on-site audition and interview, a videotape or DVD of the applicant’s work (in American format) is required at the time of the application deadline.

The submission must include the following: 1) A recording that clearly identifies applicant executing selections of contemporary dance classroom exercises. Excerpt should include basic warm-up exercises plus combinations that show changes in level, speed, direction, and effort. This excerpt should be no longer than fifteen (15) minutes. 2) A recording of applicant’s original solo choreography danced by applicant, no longer than five (5) minutes duration. 3) OPTIONAL recording of a group work choreographed by the applicant. Please identify the performers.

Once the selection committee has reviewed completed applications it will invite qualifying candidates to audition and interview. We also encourage a campus visit to observe classes on either the Friday preceding or the Monday following these dates.

Next Steps

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You may apply to the Dance graduate program using our online application. All instructions are included with the application.

Need assistance or more information?
Contact Emanuel Lomax, Director of Graduate Admissions, at (914) 395-2371.

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