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Dance Auditions

Audition Basics

All students who seek admission to Ohio University with a major in Dance must audition. The audition is for both admission and talent-based scholarship decisions.

Acceptance to the Dance 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 provides the dancer with an opportunity to demonstrate their 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.

Audition Information

On-campus dance auditions will take place during the School of Dance Open House & Auditions event on January 20-21, 2023. Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 21 and are preceded by an optional open house on Friday, January 20. During the open house, students and families will have opportunities to tour the dance building, participate in classes, observe dance concerts and learn important information. In-person audition registration form and optional video audition submission form available soon.

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The Honors Tutorial Program in Dance Studies offers an individualized course of study for highly self-motivated students. Applications to this program must be submitted by November 15. This application must include the dance audition video process detailed below, as well as supplemental essays. For more information, contact Dr. Tresa Randall, Director of Studies for HTC Dance:



Commitment to non-discrimination

Ohio University operates on a holistic, selective review and looks for evidence of academic preparation when reviewing applications for admission. Additionally, because the School of Dance considers artistic talent in the review process, students pursuing certain academic programs must audition, interview, and/or submit additional materials for admission and scholarship consideration. Ohio University and the School of Dance do not discriminate against any applicants because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information.