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Dance Auditions

Dance Audition Dates:

November 4, 2017 and February 10, 2018

Register here  to attend one of the audition days! 

 

B.A. in Dance Auditions

In addition to the standard WKU admissions process, incoming students (including transfer students) wishing to major in dance must also participate in the department’s initial dance placement audition process, after which they will be enrolled as “seeking admission” into the B.A. in Dance program.

These auditions for course placement will be held each semester.  Prospective students must attend one of the audition days or submit an audition DVD/link.

A student may apply for full admittance into the B.A. in Dance degree after the completion of 2 semesters (transfer students must complete at least 15 hours at WKU).   Students must apply for full admittance by their 4th semester and be accepted by the completion of their 5th semester (transfer students must apply and be accepted prior to completing 30 credit hours at WKU). Students must meet the following minimum requirements before applying:

  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.5.
  • Completion of 8 hours of dance technique.
  • Student must have taken or currently be enrolled in a 300 level dance technique course (ballet, jazz, or modern)
  • Demonstrate proficient talent, commitment, and a reasonable likelihood of  achieving the technique level requirements of the degree program. 

Once admitted to the B.A. in Dance degree, a student will be regularly assessed by the dance faculty to ensure that the student is successfully progressing within the degree program.

Attending the Audition Day

Those planning to audition for the B.A. in Dance program must register online prior to their selected audition date. Those who cannot attend an audition must submit a DVD/link following the appropriate guidelines. While audition by DVD/link is an option, we strongly encourage that prospective students audition in person. For inquiries about the audition process, contact Associate Professor Amanda Clark at (270) 745-2956 or amanda.clark@wku.edu.

The initial dance audition will consist of the following:

1) Narrative:
 Students should bring with them to the audition a typed narrative (maximum of 1 page in length) in which the prospective student describes previous dance experience and identifies and discusses future goals.

2) Recent Photograph:
Students should bring with them to the audition a recent photograph, professional or informal, that shows the prospective student in 1st arabesque (side view) along with a recent headshot, professional or informal.

3) Sample Audition Day Schedule:

             8:30 a.m.     Check-in

             9:00 a.m.      Information Session with dance faculty

10:15-11:45 a.m.     Ballet technique class (optional pointe segment)

12:00-12:30 p.m.    Jazz Combination

12:30-1:00 p.m.      Modern Combination

  1:00-1:30 p.m.       Tap Combination

(Acceptance is not contingent upon participation the tap portion of the audition.)

Audition attire: Women should wear a solid color leotard and tights.   No extra clothing should be worn.  Bring ballet slippers, pointe shoes and jazz shoes.   Hair should be in a bun for the ballet class and secured up off the face and neck for the jazz class.   Men should wear black tights, white shirt and ballet shoes.   Bring ballet and jazz shoes. All dancers should have access to bare feet for the modern portion.

 
REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITION BY DVD/LINK

 Those students unable to attend the audition day for the B.A. in Dance may submit an audition by DVD or by submitting URL links.  Video auditions must be received by May 1st. Click here for specific requirements.

 SEND REGISTRATION FORM AND REQUIRED MATERIALS TO:
Amanda Clark, Dance Program Coordinator
Department of Theatre & Dance, Gordon Wilson Hall
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71086
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086

amanda.clark@wku.edu

BA in Dance Auditions 2017-18
 
 
November 4, 2017 and February 10, 2018
WKU Campus, Gordon Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor Dance Studio, See Map.
 
For questions about BA Dance Auditions please contact: amanda.clark@wku.edu

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