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
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2022-2023 Dance Program Auditions
Summer 2022: Virtual Auditions (for Fall 2022 entry) (see Virtual Audition information below)
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.
Virtual Audition Option
Virtual auditions consist of prerecorded video submissions and a Zoom interview with our Dance faculty. When you fill out the Application for Dance Admission and Scholarship, choose "Virtual Audition." After submitting, you will receive detailed instructions on how to submit your videos.
Scholarships: Videos must be submitted by Friday, March 18 for scholarship consideration.
Audition Day Schedule
The schedule for audition days is as follows:
9-10:25 a.m. Movement Class (will include warm-up and movement phrases from modern, West African, and ballet)
10:30-11:55 a.m. Improvisation and Solo Showings
12-1 p.m. Lunch (Bring your own or explore our on-campus options)
1-2:50 p.m. Individual Interviews and Observe Dance Company Rehearsal
3-4 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, modern, and West African. Please be prepared to put on soft ballet shoes for the 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.