Undergraduate Program

Dance Program Auditions

Auditions for admission into the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Dance program for the 2023-2024 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

November 11, 2022

February 3, 2023

Fall Audition Registration Deadline

Prospective students must register for the fall auditions by November 4, 2022.

Spring Audition Registration Deadline

Prospective students must register for the spring in-person auditions by January 27, 2023.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Audition Registration

(see dates above for registration deadlines)

Prospective students wishing to audition for admission into the BA in Dance program must complete the Audition Form. Forms should be submitted via email to ncalvert@ua.edu with the subject “Dance Program Audition Registration – First name Last name.”

Prospective students may also audition at external events, including the Alabama Dance Festival, Dancewave, and a variety of other festivals and conferences. If you have already auditioned or plan to audition for UA at an external event, please complete this form as part of your application to the program and submit to ncalvert@ua.edu.

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 successfully 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.

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; 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.

AUDITION CHECKLIST

  • Register for auditions by the registration deadline (see above for deadlines) by submitting the Audition Form via email to ncalvert@ua.edu 
  • Plan a trip to Tuscaloosa!
  • Once on campus, check in for your audition at Clark Hall during the scheduled audition time.

Audition Result Notifications

Auditionees will be notified of their admission status via email and/or postal 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.

Scholarships

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. Incoming freshmen/transfer students may apply for scholarships within the spring semester for funding for 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.