APPLICATION PROCESS FOR FIRST-YEAR AND TRANSFER STUDENTS
- Submit your application for admission through the Common Application or the Marymount Manhattan College website prior to scheduling an audition or interview.
- Log in to your Admissions Portal and complete the required Dance Application located in your Admissions Portal Checklist. When completing the dance application you will be offered the opportunity to select from the various programs the dance department offers. You may choose the option of being seen for either the BA or BFA programs; or both. Once the Dance Application has been successfully submitted, you will be prompted to select your preferred audition within your portal.
- Schedule a live audition opportunity or upload your digital audition requirements. Access to audition scheduling will open on October 8, 2020.
Please Note: Your transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation can be submitted at a later date, and do not need to be marked as complete in order to schedule an audition.
SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION
Once you have submitted your application for admission you will be given access to the Dance Application and the Dance Audition Form located within your Admissions Portal. This form will guide you through the process to schedule your preferred audition/interview date.
Please note that an audition is required for all prospective Dance students regardless of their intended concentration. Applicants interested in applying and auditioning to more than one Dance Concentration should denote that in their Dance Application.
Auditions are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to schedule your audition opportunity as soon as you are able. Access to audition scheduling will open on October 8, 2020. This year the Department of Dance will be hosting two types of audition opportunities:
Live Auditions - (Virtual)
Both audition experiences afford applicants an equal opportunity for admission to the Department of Dance. We encourage you to select the audition experience that best aligns with your individual needs.
LIVE Auditions - (Virtual)
LIVE AUDITION DATES (2020-2021)
**The Department of Dance has set aside the below dates for our live audition experiences. These specified auditions will be conducted virtually via an interactive online platform.
Audition Dates Audition Experience January 23, 2021
Virtual February 6, 2021
Virtual February 20, 2021
Virtual March 6, 2021
Dance Audition Requirements
- Dance Resume
- Photo in Tendu a la Seconde or First Arabesque
- 1-2 Minute solo of your choice in ballet, modern, contemporary or jazz styles.
All audition candidates will 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 are selected to continue will be 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 with us for the duration of the day. Please do not schedule any other auditions on the date of your MMC audition.
Digital Audition Opportunity
The Digital Audition option allows applicants to submit pre-recorded video requirements via the Admissions Portal for program consideration. This audition opportunity does not consist of a live element, instead all decisions will be made by faculty based on an applicant’s submitted digital materials. The deadline to submit your Digital Audition is March 5th, 2021 .
Please keep in mind the Dance Department cannot release your dance decision until you have been admitted by the Office of Admission.
DIGITAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
- Taped personal interview including your name, why you are applying to MMC, and your aspirations as a dancer.
- Video demonstrating ballet barre and ballet centre.
- Two-minute video of your solo in ballet, modern, contemporary or jazz styles.
All applicants who complete their application to the Department of Dance are automatically considered for the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship at their audition. Applicants may also receive an Academic Merit Scholarship which can be stacked with the Dance Merit Scholarship.
At the audition, candidates compete for dance scholarships, renewable for three years if the student remains in the dance program and maintains a 3.0 grade point average. Dance scholarships are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.
Scholarship recipients are informed of their awards in the Dance Department admissions letter.
HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Prospective Dance students who are HEOP applicants are encouraged to apply to the HEOP program by December 15th and schedule their Dance audition as early as possible. For more information on the HEOP program, please refer to the HEOP page.
For questions please contact the Dance Office and Admissions at email@example.com or call 212-774-0610.
If you’d like to speak with Kevin Kemler, Assistant Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admissions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to speaking with you!
“I certainly miss the community of school, but I’ve realized that it will never disappear. I’ve been spending time with Catie, having wonderful callbacks with Mia, and dancing with Cameron Burke for Chase [Brock’s] company (who graduated before I even began at MMC). The MMC community is alive and thriving within the dance community. In fact, … I randomly met a fantastic woman named Jen Abad. After we had been talking about other random things, I came to find out that she was an MMC alum class of ’01 and that she owns a studio in Bay Ridge. I began to tell her all the amazing things I was able to do at school, the advancements that have happened over the years, and how it molded me into the person I am today. And now she’s offering me to come and teach at her studio! What a small world, eh?? I’ve realized that I not only have the support of the community I graduated with, but also all of the dancers that have come from [MMC] before me. It is truly a magical place that [has been] built, and I’m so proud to be an alum.”
- Mark Osmundsen ’13