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.
October 20, 2023
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.
Fall Audition Registration Deadline
Prospective students must register for the fall auditions by October 12, 2023, by completing the UA Dance Program Audition Form – Fall.
Spring Audition Registration Deadline
Prospective students must register for the spring in-person auditions by February 22, 2024, by completing the UA Dance Program Audition Form – Spring.
Prospective students may also audition at external events, including:
Dancewave Through College and Beyond (virtual UA representation) – October 6-8, 2023 in Brooklyn, NY
REVEL Dance Convention – October 13-15, 2023 in Mobile, AL
We have partnered with REVEL Dance Convention to host a UA Dance Program audition at their regional event in Mobile, Alabama on the weekend of October 13-15, 2023. Prospective students interested in joining the incoming Fall 2024 class pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance may audition during the allocated UA Audition session at the REVEL Dance Convention in Mobile. Attendees who are not quite eligible to audition for the incoming Fall 2024 class are welcome and encouraged to join the class!
In addition to our audition class, we will also have a booth set up during the weekend to speak with prospective students, educators, and families.
Educators who are interested in pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Dance are encouraged to stop by our booth.
Alabama Dance Festival – January 19, 2024, at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL, 35203. Register by January 10, 2024, through the festival website. Be sure to check The University of Alabama on your interest form.
IABD – January 24-28, 2024 in Memphis, TN
Please complete the UA Dance Program Audition Form – Offsite.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition Result Notifications
Auditionees will be notified of their admission status via email within 2 weeks of the audition.
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.