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Dance Auditions and Requirements

Click here to download a Dance Prorgam Information Packet.

Click Here to Download information regarding the Format for November, February and April Auditions.

Click Here to Download information regarding the Format for August Dance Auditions.

To be admitted to the program, students must submit the following:

Click Here to Download a Dance Audition Registration Form.

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.

Audition:
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.



Dates:

Saturday, August 23, 2014 (Registration must be received by August 1st)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 (Registration must be received by October 10th)
Saturday, February 21, 2015 (Registration must be received by January 30th)
Saturday, April 11, 2015 (Registration must be received by March 20th)


Results:
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:
Alignment
Flexibility, strength and endurance
Musicality
Vocabulary
Ability to pick up combinations
Ability to make corrections
Ability to persevere even if mistakes are made
Creativity
Movement flow
Sensitivity to energy, dynamics and force
Performance quality
Openness to new ideas
Enthusiasm for dance

Please bring the appropriate attire including:
Leotard
Tights (footless, stirrup or convertible)
Ballet slippers
Jazz Shoes

Audition Format
Ballet Barre and Combination
Modern Center and Locomotor Work
Improvisation
Jazz Combination
Majors only: 2-minute solo in Modern, Ballet or Jazz