College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
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Apply/Audition

How to Apply

Admission into the dance program is a multistep process. Students wishing to pursue a Dance BA or 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 academic 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 (see options below). Applicants will receive a letter confirming the audition date. 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.

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

Part Three

Applicants should prepare a two-minute solo to be submitted at the time of the audition. Please bring a DVD or a typed link address with your name and any applicable password with you on the day of your audition. We recommend a contemporary solo with the choreographer identified. The DVD will not be returned.

Audition Information

Audition Dates and Locations

For merit and talent scholarship consideration, applicants must apply to the university by November 1, 2018, and have auditioned on either October 20, 2018, November 10, 2018, or January 12, 2019 (this audition is in New York). We cannot consider applicants for scholarships at the last audition on February 2, 2019. This audition will be for acceptance only.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday, January 12, 2019 (New York City)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Applicants will be mailed a letter to confirm the audition date. To schedule for your audition, complete the Audition Registration Form.

Video Audition Option

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.

Silhouette of dancer in tutu

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

Audition Process

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 auditions. Responses will be: accept; wait list; or, deny. Applicants may audition only once during an academic year. The status of applicants on the wait list will be reviewed after February 1.

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.