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Dance Auditions

To audition for Dance you must fill out our online application by Jan 26, 2024. We highly suggest you attend the Audition Workshop in November to help prepare for your audition.

Audition Requirements

Your in-person audition will include three parts:

  • Elemental Movements: Ballet Skills

  • Elemental Movements: Modern Dance Skills

  • Improvisations: Create a dance in the moment spelling your name with your body

*You can view an example of the three parts of an audition in the following instructional video from last year's audition process (please note we are not accepting video submissions for 2023, all auditions will be in person). *

Instructional Dance Tutorial Video

For your audition, please dress in appropriate dance wear (leotards, tights, and socks or ballet shoes are preferred) and have your pulled away from your face and secured.

If you do not have the suggested dance wear, female students may wear shorts and leotard, leggings, or a fitted t-shirt/tank top while male students may wear t-shirts and sweatpants or basketball shorts. You may not audition in street clothes or jeans.

Judging Criteria

Dance auditions are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Physical potential

  • Coordination

  • Rhythmic accuracy and musicality

  • Attitude and perseverance

  • Coachability

  • Movement quality

  • Expressiveness

  • Risk-taking

  • Technical proficiency

Click HERE to view the full rubric used during Dance Auditions.


After your Audition, you may be invited to attend a live callback. Receiving a callback does not mean that a decision on admission has been made, it simply means the panel wants to see you one more time before coming to a final decision.

For dance callbacks you may be asked to perform your solo dance again and participate in a dance class/instruction.

If have questions about the audition process, please contact

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