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Department of Dance

Prospective Students

PROSPECTIVE FIRST-YEAR AND TRANSFER STUDENTS MUST:

  1. Submit their application through the Common Application or the Marymount Manhattan College Website prior to scheduling an audition or interview. 
  2. Once an application to the college has been formally submitted, students will be given access to their Admissions Portal. All applicants to the Department of Dance must complete a secondary Dance Application located within their Admissions Portal, prior to scheduling an audition opportunity. Once the Dance Application has been successfully submitted, you will be prompted to select your preferred audition within your portal.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

    Please Note: If you select BA Teaching Dance as an Art Form as your preferred concentration, you will need to place at the Ballet II level as an incoming freshman.

SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION

For all prospective freshmen and transfers, once you have submitted your Application for Admission you will have access to the Dance Application and the Dance Audition Form on your Admissions Portal. This is where you will be able to select your preferred audition 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.

All auditions are available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to schedule your audition as soon as possible. Please do not make travel arrangements until your audition has been confirmed.

We recommend that applicants attend an on-campus audition/interview, but also offer regional audition and digital audition options. Please see below for specific criteria.

  • ON-CAMPUS Auditions

    NEW YORK CITY AUDITION DATES

    January 25, 2020

    February 8, 2020

    February 22, 2020

    March 7, 2020


    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 in New York City all day. Please do not schedule any other auditions on the date of your MMC audition.

  • REGIONAL Auditions

    REGIONAL Auditions

    Austin, TX

    January 12, 2020

    Chicago, IL

    January 18, 2020

    San Francisco, CA

    January 19, 2020

    West Palm Beach

    February 15, 2020


    Regional 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 Requirements

    Digital Audition Opportunity

    It is to your advantage to audition in person, but if extreme circumstances prevent travel a digital audition may be submitted through the Admissions Portal. Digital Auditions must be submitted by March 7, 2020 for program consideration. Applicants who audition digitally should expect to hear back within 2-3 weeks after this deadline.

    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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

(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.

Scholarships recipients are informed of their awards from the dance department when financial aid packets are sent from the college following the entire audition season.


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.


Want to know more or schedule a class visit? Contact the Dance Office and Admissions at dancerecruit@mmm.edu or call 212-774-0610.

If you’d like to speak with Kevin Kemler, Assistant Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admissions, email kkemler@mmm.edu or call 212-517-0514.

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