Auditions and Reviews
Dance Auditions and Requirements
To be admitted to the program, students must submit the following:
REQUIRED for AUDITION REGISTRATION:
1. Registration Form (4 pages)
2. Letter of Recommendation (see below)
3. Photo for identification purposes.
A Letter of Recommendation:
A letter of recommendation from a current dance instructor is required. The letter should briefly address the student’s technical and creative abilities, degree of commitment, attendance habits and class attitude. The recommendation letter should be mailed in with your audition registration form and photo (for identification purposes only).
A Photograph for Identification Purposes Only
This does NOT need to be a professional photo or a "dance" photo; it can be an informal snapshot, enlarged photocopy of your Driver's License photo, etc. This photo will be used to ensure that faculty are referring to the correct individual when completing evaluations.
The movement portion of the auditions takes place in Dance Studio D123 in the Kent Center for the Performing Arts 1325 Theatre Drive. Be sure to download and print the information sheet "Format for AUGUST Dance Auditions" or "Format for November, February & April Dance Auditions" shown above giving information on the audition structure and required activities for the day.
Saturday, August 24, 2013 (Registration must be received by August 2nd)
Saturday, November 16, 2013 (Registration must be received by October 25th)
Saturday, February 22, 2014 (Registration must be received by January 31st)
Saturday, April 12, 2014 (Registration must be received by March 21st)
November, February and April auditions:
Written results will be mailed within two to three weeks of the audition.
Dancers auditioning should display strengths in the following:
Flexibility, strength and endurance
Ability to pick up combinations
Ability to make corrections
Ability to persevere even if mistakes are made
Sensitivity to energy, dynamics and force
Openness to new ideas
Enthusiasm for dance
Please bring the appropriate attire including:
Tights (footless, stirrup or convertible)
Ballet Barre and Combination
Modern Center and Locomotor Work
Majors only: 2-minute solo in Modern, Ballet or Jazz