Auditions

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Admission Auditions

An audition is required for admission to the Dance program.

Incoming Students (First year and Transfer) & Current Students: Face To Face Auditions Option

All face to face auditions for 2022-2023 admission are complete. Students interested in auditioning for the 2022-2023 academic year should submit through the "Video Submission Option" below. Auditions for 2023-2024 will be announced by September 2022.

Incoming Students (First year and Transfer): Video Submission Option
At this time, we are accepting video audition submissions from all prospective students, regardless of proximity to the University. Applicants may find all information at https://app.getacceptd.com/valdostastate

Our virtual audition process is that you will submit a video with 1-2 minutes in each of the following areas of dancing: 
-A demonstration of Ballet Technique
-A Modern/Contemporary Combination
-A jazz/Commercial Dance Combination
*If you have other areas of dance you would like to share, you are welcome to add to your video. 
The audition allows the faculty to observe your technical ability, performance quality, potential and adaptability to the change in dance styles. Please do not worry if you are weak in some of the areas, for we will be looking at you from an overall viewpoint. We are continuing to accept applications for acceptance to the BFA Dance on a rolling basis for 2022-2023. 
*Transfer students (or students interested in auditioning after April 1, 2022) may send their materials directly to the dance program. Please email swarnett@valdosta.edu for more information.
 

Admission Audition Results

We will notify all students of the results by email. This will usually happen within one month of the audition submission. Those applying for scholarships will also receive notification of their scholarship status by email. In addition, you may expect to be notified with one of these possible decisions:

  • Accepted: You may begin course work as a dance major.
  • Not Accepted: An indication that we feel you will not be successful in our dance curriculum at this time. After matriculating at VSU feel free to participate in dance courses in preparation to audition for admission to the degree program at a later date.

Scholarship Auditions

Students who are interested in Dance Scholarships must audition. Renewal of a scholarship requires an audition. Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must present a short solo in the genre of their choice. They must also fill out a scholarship application form, send in two letters of reference, a photo and resume. Scholarship notifications and awards for 2022-2023 will begin in April 2022.  

Returning students and current scholarship students must re-apply each year. Returning student auditions are held in Spring each year. 

All scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year have been awarded. Initial scholarship offers have been extended for 2022-2023 and will continue until all awards have been accepted.