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Audition Process

Students in programs for a Dance BA and Dance BFA must follow these steps:

Part One

Apply to the university. Your application to the university must be on file prior to your audition. Early decision deadline is November 1. Priority deadline for scholarship consideration is November 1. The undergraduate (freshman) deadline is January 15. 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.

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 Dates and Locations

October 21, 2017

November 4, 2017 - Midwest

November 11, 2017

January 13, 2018 -  New York City

February 3, 2018

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.

Video Audition

Although we believe that applicants present themselves most effectively in person, students 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.