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.