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

 

 

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University Undergraduate Admissions
Graduate Dance Application Process


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 university scholarship consideration – November 1
    Undergraduate (freshman) deadline – January 15
    Transfer application deadline – April 1
     
  2. Schedule an audition for the School of Dance.  Application will become available July 1st.  Choose from the following dates:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by October 10, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014 in St. Louis
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by October 17, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by November 7, 2014
Sunday, January 18, 2015 in New York City
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by January 9, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by January 30, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015 (transfer only)
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by February 20, 2015

 

Transfer students, please contact the School of Dance at 703-993-1114 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.


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 18, October 26, November 15 or January 18.
 

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Performing Arts Building George Mason University, Fairfax campus
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by October 10, 2014


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in St. Louis
St. Louis Ballet Studio
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by October 17, 2014


Saturday, November 15, 2014
Performing Arts Building George Mason University, Fairfax campus
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by November 7, 2014
 

Sunday, January 18, 2015 in New York City
Alvin Ailey Studio
Audition application must be received in the School of Dance by January 9, 2015

 

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.
3:00-3:30 p.m. Refreshments for dancers
Question & Answer period for applicants and parents with the director.
4:00 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 for further information about this option.