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Audition Information

Acceptance to the Dance Division major or minor program in choreography and performance is by talent audition. Auditions are scheduled to coordinate with various university application deadlines. Students who audition and are accepted into the dance program must also apply and be accepted by Ohio University. 

The audition class includes modern, ballet, and jazz or African portions, and improvisation. Each of these provides the dancer with an opportunity to demonstrate his or her talent, level of training, and aptitude for further study in dance. Auditionees are not expected to demonstrate proficiency in all techniques. The audition committee evaluates technical proficiency, physical strength and flexibility, spatial and rhythmic accuracy, and performance quality. Dancers should be prepared to take class in dance wear that allows freedom of movement. You will need to dance barefoot for the modern portion of the audition class and may bring ballet slippers or jazz shoes to wear for the ballet and jazz portions of class.

Although attending a scheduled audition is the best possible means of representing your talent, if you are unable to attend, please call our office at (740) 593-1826 to discuss the possibility of other arrangements.



Dance Open Houses
We host an Open House the Friday before each scheduled talent audition. Prospective students, parents, and friends are welcome to spend the day in our division, take class, meet dance majors, faculty, and staff, ask questions about the program, and see other parts of the campus at their leisure. Please contact us to let us know if you would like to attend an Open House.

The dance office will be open at Noon on audition day for an Information Session. This session is open to parents and auditionees. It covers general information about the program as well as providing an overview of Financial Aid & Scholarship information.

 


Open House Day:

  • Take a dance class with first year dance majors from 10:30 a.m. – Noon in Putnam Hall, Room 134.
  • Arrange a campus tour with Admissions. Call: 740-593-4100 to schedule a tour.
  • Meet students, faculty and staff. 

Audition Day:

  • Attend Parents' Information Session at Noon in Putnam Hall, Room 239.
  • Attend Audition class from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. in Putnam Hall, Room 134.



Fall Open House and Audition

Friday, November 14, 2014

Open House for Prospective Students

Putnam Hall Studio: 134

Open Modern Class: 10:45 a.m.  12:45 p.m.
 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Audition for Dance Major & Minor Program

Registration: 11:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

Warm Up: 12:15  1:00 p.m.

Audition Class: 1:00  3:30 p.m.


 

Spring Open House and Audition

Friday, January 23, 2015

Open House for Prospective Students

Putnam Hall Studio: 134

Open Modern Class: 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Audition for Dance Major & Minor Program

Registration: 11:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

Warm Up: 12:15  1:00 p.m.

Audition Class: 1:00  3:30 p.m.


Download our Audition Application

 

Each of us looks within to examine what is important, what is essential, what is valuable to us. If you find, as others have before you, that dance is at the heart of your answer, we encourage you to visit Ohio University and the Dance Division. Give us a call to arrange a visit or to answer any questions you have about our program. We look forward to talking with you about your college plans and aspirations.