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 spaces and scholarships are limited.

When considerable geographical distance prevents a personal audition, the applicant may, with the permission of the program, submit a DVD or link to online video containing ballet barre and center classroom work and modern or jazz center classroom work along with a resume. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual talent and potential, and are renewable annually if performance and academic standards are maintained. Auditions will consist of a ballet technique class, a modern technique class, performance of a short solo, and meeting with the faculty.

Audition Dates 2019-2020




Friday, October 4th, 2019

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Friday, March 13th, 2020




Audition Day Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration

9:00 - 10:25 am Ballet Technique

10:30 - 11:55 am Modern Technique

12:00 - 12:45 pm 1-2 minute solo
Please prepare a 1-2 minute solo of any style to be performed for faculty. No costumes and no headshots are necessary.

12:45 - 1:45 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:45 - 2:30 pm Observe rehearsal

2:30 - 3:15 pm Information meeting with faculty for students and parents 

     Women - Black leotard, pink or flesh-colored tights, and soft ballet shoes.
     Men - Black tights, white fitted dance shirt, and ballet shoes.

     Women - Dark, solid-colored leotard with tights and bare feet.
     Men – Black tights, white fitted dance shirt, and bare feet.