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Dance Audition Dates:
October 15, 2016 and February 11, 2017
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
-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 should send a completed Audition Registration Form 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The initial dance audition will consist of the following:
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 an arabesque (side view).
3) Sample Audition Day Schedule:
9:00 - Session with dance faculty / Admissions Office representative
10:30 - Ballet technique class
12:00 - Jazz combination
12:30 - Modern combination
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.
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
Download the Dance Audition Registration Form
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