All applicants, whether they plan to pursue a BFA or BA degree in Dance must audition for acceptance and proper placement in the dance programs.
Auditions are held off-campus and on campus during January, February, and March. Information is available upon request from the Dance Department. Under no circumstance are private auditions allowed. It is to your advantage to audition in person at one of the audition sites. Please proceed to our Application page for further information about audition scheduling and requirements.
All audition candidates participate in an abbreviated ballet class and learn a jazz and/or modern combination. (Tap is assessed once a student is accepted to the program during the freshman/transfer orientation.) Additionally, a rhythmic skills evaluation is given for placement purposes only.
After the technical segment of the audition, auditionees who have demonstrated proficiency in at least one area are asked to present a solo dance. The solo is to be 1-2 minutes in length in the dance styles of her/his choice, i.e. ballet, modern, or jazz; it need not be choreographed by the applicant. Following the solo, candidates have a private interview with members of the dance faculty.
The dance audition is a full day event and students should plan to be in New York City all day.