School of Dance
George Mason University
MS 3D4
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-1114

 

 

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Apply & Audition


Undergraduate Dance Audition Process

There are three steps to becoming a dance major at George Mason:

  1. Apply to the universityYour application to the university must be on file prior to your audition.
    Early decision deadline – November 1
    Priority deadline for scholarship consideration – November 1
    Undergraduate (freshman) deadline – January 15
    Transfer application priority deadline – March 1
     
  2. Schedule an audition for the School of Dance.  Application will become available July 1st.  Choose from the following dates:

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Performing Arts Building George Mason University, Fairfax campus
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by October 16, 2015


Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Chicago
Lou Conte Dance Studio, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by October 30, 2015


Saturday, November 14, 2015
Performing Arts Building George Mason University, Fairfax campus
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by November 6, 2015


Saturday, January 16, 2015 in New York City
TBA
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by January 8, 2016


Saturday, February 6, 2016
Performing Arts Building George Mason University, Fairfax campus
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by January 29, 2016


Saturday, February 27, 2016 (transfer only)
Performing Arts Building George Mason University, Fairfax campus
Contact the office (dance@gmu.edu or 703-993-1114) to request this date prior to completing an application

 

Applicants will be mailed a letter to confirm the audition date.
 

  1. Prepare a 2 minute video of a solo performance.
    The video, which is submitted at the time of audition, should show evidence of the candidate’s strong performance quality, musicality and technique.

 

Additional Audition Information


The audition consists of a two hour technique class beginning with a ballet barre, followed by modern center work and repertoire.  Your audition is observed, recorded and evaluated by the dance faculty.  Please dress appropriately; wear leotards and tights that allow your alignment to be seen.  Wear ballet slippers for the barre, and have bare feet for the remainder of the class.

Applicants will be mailed audition results within two weeks following their audition.  Responses will be: accept; waitlist; or, deny.  Applicants may audition only once during an academic year.  The status of applicants placed on the program’s waitlist will be reviewed after February 1st.

To be considered for a 2015 Dance Talent Scholarship, apply by November 1 and audition October 24, November 7, November 14 or January 16.
 

 

Audition Day Schedule
12:30 p.m. Sign-in, welcome videos, conversations with majors and introduction to faculty.
1:00-3:30 p.m. Audition
Coffee and information session for parents with university financial aid and admissions representatives.
3:30-3:45 p.m. Refreshments for dancers
Question & Answer period for applicants and parents with the director.
3:45 p.m. Optional campus tour with dance majors.

 

Video Audition
Although we believe that applicants present themselves most effectively in person, applicants who live beyond a 500 mile radius of George Mason University may request a video audition.  Contact the School of Dance Office at dance.gmu.edu for further information about this option.