Department of Dance
111 Second Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-8382
A dance audition is required for all applicants.
Auditions for all freshman and transfer students will be held in New York City in January and February. Auditions will also be held in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami in January and early February.
The audition consists of a 90 minute combination ballet and contemporary dance technique class. Those who pass this first part of the audition, will be asked to perform a short (two to three minute) solo dance in any style of their choosing. You may choreograph the solo, or have someone else choreograph it for you. A personal interview will follow the solo performance.
Applicants are required to bring the following items to the audition:
An 8x10, full-body photograph in dancewear, no specific pose
Ballet shoes and form-fitting dancewear
Pointe shoes if you plan to do your solo on pointe
CD or I-Pod with music for your solo
A detailed resume listing your prior dance experience, including types of training, names of teachers and schools, year studied and the number of lessons per week.
DVD Auditions: Please note that, with the exception of international students, dvd auditions will not be accepted.