Dance Audition Information
Students wishing to major or minor in Dance at Grand Valley State University should complete an online application for the Dance Program, where you will choose your audition date. Students are encouraged to audition early, as scholarships are limited.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual talent and potential, and are renewable annually if performance and academic standards are maintained.
Audition Dates 2022-2023
2022-2023 Dance Program Auditions
Friday, October 7, 2022 (For Winter 2023 or Fall 2023 entry)
Friday, November 11, 2022 (For Winter 2023 or Fall 2023 entry)
Friday, January 20, 2023 (For Fall 2023 entry)
Friday, February 17, 2023 (For Fall 2023 entry)
Friday, March 17, 2023 (For Fall 2023 entry) (scholarship consideration concludes)
At your audition date, you will participate in movement classes, present solo work, engage in creative practice, and interview with the faculty.
Please email Bridgett at [email protected] with questions about audition scheduling or the audition process.
Although we encourage in-person auditions, we understand that this may not be a possibility for everyone and we do have a virtual option available upon request. If you are unable to attend any of our audition days, contact Bridgett at [email protected] to arrange a separate audition time or a virtual audition.
Audition Day Schedule
The schedule for audition days is as follows:
9:00 -10:25 a.m.: Movement Class (will include warm-up and movement phrases from modern, jazz, and ballet).
10:30 -11:55 a.m.: Improvisation and Solo Showings
12:00 -1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 -2:50 p.m.: Individual Interviews and Observe Dance Company Rehearsal
3:00 -4:00 p.m.: Information Meeting (Q+A for students and families)
Attire: Any dance attire that allows alignment and body placement to be clearly seen (examples: leggings, tights, tank tops, leotards, etc.)
Footwear: Bare feet for warm-up and modern. Please be prepared to put on jazz shoes (preferred) or socks for the jazz portion and soft ballet shoes for ballet portion of the movement class.
Solo: You will have an opportunity to present a 1-2 minute solo piece. The solo portion of the audition is intended as a chance for you to show us where you live and shine in dance. Choose the style(s) that let you best share your strengths in movement and artistry.