Undergraduate Program

Dance Program Auditions

Auditions for admission into the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Dance program for the 2024-2025 academic year will be held on the campus of The University of Alabama.

Interested in visiting the UA Department of Theatre and Dance? Complete our campus visit form for an opportunity to tour our facilities with a Dance Ambassador.

Audition Dates

March 1, 2024

Once registered, you will need to be available from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM and will receive a more precise schedule closer to the audition date.

Spring Audition Registration Deadline

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for The University of Alabama Dance Program. At this time, all in person audition slots are full. We may be able to work with individual applicants to offer a virtual audition option. For more information, please reach out to epstuart@ua.edu.


Audition Registration

(See dates above for registration deadlines)

What to Expect at the Audition?

Auditions will occur on the campus of The University of Alabama on the third floor of Clark Hall.

The audition will assess auditionees’ technical and artistic aptitude to ensure applicants are capable of completing our program of study. Following the auditions, auditionees and parents/guardians are invited to join the dance faculty and current UA dance majors for a Q&A session. There will also be a separate parent meeting to share information during the audition.

Dress Code for Auditions

Auditionees should wear form-fitting dancewear. It is recommended to wear a black leotard or a black fitted dance top, and either black-, pink- or flesh-colored tights, and/or black leggings. Dancers should wear flat ballet shoes during the ballet portion of the audition; pointe shoes during the pointe portion (not required if you do not do pointe); barefoot for the modern and improvisation portions; and jazz shoes for the jazz portion. Please ensure hair is pulled back and neatly secured, and please refrain from wearing jewelry. If you do not own specific shoes for a particular technique, please go barefoot, or wear socks.


  • Register for auditions by the registration deadline (see above for deadlines) by submitting one of the Dance Program Audition Forms depending on your chosen audition date
  • Plan a trip to Tuscaloosa!
  • Once on campus, check-in for your audition at Clark Hall during the scheduled audition time.

If you have questions about the BA in Dance Program or audition process, please email Sarah M. Barry, Associate Chair of Dance, at smbarry@ua.edu.

Audition Result Notifications

Auditionees will be notified of their admission status via email within 2 weeks of the audition.

Admission Results

Accepted: You may begin coursework as a dance major.
Not Accepted: An indication that we feel you will not be successful in our dance curriculum at this time.


Dance program scholarships are offered on a limited basis because of fluctuating funds and availability. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are ineligible to apply for dance program scholarships. New freshmen and transfer students may apply for scholarships during their first spring semester at UA for funding the following academic year.

We encourage you to visit the campus before making a final college decision. For an opportunity to tour our facilities with a Dance Ambassador, complete our campus visit form.

For more information about the BA in Dance degree track, click here.