Dance Audition Requirements
The application for 2017-2018 school year is closed. If you are still interested in applying to The Academy for the fall, please contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible to discuss your options and possible next steps.
The Dance Department audition involves an hour long group class that focuses on both ballet and jazz. This is followed by a solo audition in the style of the applicants' choice and an interview with the Dance Department Faculty.
- Group Class
Be prepared to take a large group class focused on barre work, ballet, and jazz.
- Solo Audition
Prepare a one to two minute solo routine in ballet, jazz, modern, or any dance form that best represents your talent. Bring your own accompaniment on an iPod, CD or cassette. Please have music cued prior to your audition.
- Department Interview
Be prepared to have an interview with the Dance Department faculty following your solo. Questions that may be asked include: Who choreographed your solo? Why did you select this dance style? Be ready to discuss your past dance experience.
Students take a foundational class of ballet every day, delving deep into classical technique — also taking jazz, modern, pointe, pas de deux.
- Dress in suitable, clean dance attire.
Black leotards, black or pink tights, ballet slippers
White t-shirt, black tights, ballet slippers
- No sweatshirts/sweatpants and no baggy shorts
- No jewelry