College of Visual and Performing Arts
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How to Apply

Admission into the dance program is a two-step process. Students wishing to pursue a Dance BFA must follow the steps below.

Part One

Apply to the university. Your application to the university must be on file prior to your audition. The early action and scholarship application deadline is November 1, the regular decision application deadline is January 15, and the transfer application priority deadline is March 1.

Part Two

Schedule an audition for the School of Dance. Complete the Audition Registration Form and select a date for your video audition (from list below) to be reviewed. Applicants will receive an email confirming their audition date and listing the requirements of the video audition. It consists of:

  • a barre
  • center adagio
  • suspension/release
  • a traveling phrase
  • jumps, and
  • a 2-minute solo in any dance genre. 

Applicants will be emailed results within 2 - 3 days, and responses will either be a callback to an online interview/discussion, or Deny. Applicants who are called back will be directed to call the School of Dance to reserve an interview time. Responses following the callback session will be either Accept or Waitlist. 

Applicant may audition only once during an academic year. The status of applicants placed on the Waitlist will be reviewed weekly, from February 1st through May 1st.

Audition Dates

Video reviewed on October 30, 2020
Select this date for early action or merit scholarship consideration. Callback online interview on November 14, 2020,


Video reviewed on January 30, 3021
Callback online interview on February 13, 2021

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The team of professionals at Mason's School of Dance supports dance performances with costume design, set construction, lighting, and sound.

Contact us

Email us or call us: 703-993-1114. Visit us at the deLaski Performing Arts Building, A300, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.