Admission Auditions  |  Scholarship Auditions 


VSU Theatre & Dance conducts auditions and interviews for admission to all areas of the degree programs and consideration for scholarships that may be available. Please note, Dance auditions and interviews for acceptance into the Dance degree program is in addition to the VSU admissions process. 

2024-2025 Auditions

On campus auditions will be Monday, October 30, 2023 and Monday, February 19, 2024 during the Dance Major Experience! The Dance Major Experience is your opportunity to experience the life of a dance major at Valdosta State University. Join us for workshops, meet the VSU Dance students you will be friends with next fall, get to know your professors, and audition or interview for entrance as a dance major and for scholarships. More info will be released soon!

*The Dance Major Experience is open to all high school students! You do not have to be auditioning for the program to attend. 

Please email for any questions.

If you can not attend these on-campus auditions, you may submit virtual auditions for Fall 2024 admission via  Candidates seeking scholarship consideration, that information is also in the Valdosta State University profile on

Valdosta State University participates in the virtual audition submissions through Regional Dance America. For more information, please visit their website:

VSU will also be attending recruiting and off-campus audition events at the Patel Conservatory College Fair (Tampa, FL - September 24, 2023), Douglas Anderson School of the Arts College Showcase (Orlando, FL - October 4-6, 2023); and Pebblebrook High School (Atlanta, GA - February 2024 TBD). More information forthcoming. 


Virtual Submission Option:
At this time, we are accepting video audition submissions from all prospective students. Applications are available now for 2024-2025 admission! Applicants may find all information at

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 or Technical Dance Work
  • A Modern or Contemporary Combination
  • A Jazz or 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. Please limit your video to a maximum of 6 minutes. Deadline for Fall 2024 admission is April 1, 2024.
Students who are interested in applying for a Dance Program Scholarship will need to submit an additional writing sample (~500 words) or video (3-6 minutes) that addresses the following:
  1. Your interest/decision to major in dance for your college career.
  2. Why you are interested in VSU's dance program, specifically.
  3. Your future career interests and plans.

This sample should be emailed directly to after submitting your GetAcceptd application. 


Auditions for Current Students: 

Students who are currently enrolled at VSU and wish to change their major to dance must audition for the program. These auditions happen in person in the fall of each year or the student may participate in the Dance Major Experience auditions on Monday, October 30, 2023 or Monday, February 19, 2024 if their class schedule allows. Additionally, students may audition during Dance Concert auditions (Thursday, September 21st at 4pm). Students unable to attend a live audition may submit a video audition directly to Professor Arnett at using the same requirements as the GetAcceptd Video Submissions above. Students may submit this video at any time throughout the year. 


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. Those who are applying to the program via GetAcceptd will need to submit a writing sample or video (see Video Submission). We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. More information coming soon for 2024-2025!

Returning students and current scholarship students must re-apply each year. Returning student auditions are held in Spring. Notifications of scholarship material due dates will be sent out on the Theatre & Dance Majors listserv.