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Dance Program Placement Audition

Audition information for prospective students


  • Fall audition deadline: Nov. 21, 2020
  • Spring audition date: March 13, 2021

Auditions for placement in the UA Dance Program consist of group classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and tap.

All prospective dance majors enter the UA Dance Program on a provisional basis and technique class placement is determined by audition.  

At the end of the freshman year, students successfully passing the Freshman Jury will be admitted into the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences as B.A. in Dance majors. Students interested in pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance degree must successfully pass a B.F.A. audition at the end of the sophomore year.

Spring 2021 Audition Details


All auditions for 2020-2021 will be held virtually, via video submission. No auditions will be held in person.

Deadline to submit Audition Materials is March 13, 2021.

Video Audition Overview

  • Audition Materials are used to inform your level placement in technique classes.  
  • If you are not experienced in a specific dance style, you will be placed in Level I.    
  • You may be moved into higher level during the first two weeks of the semester based on performance in class.     
  • Upload your video to an online site - like YouTube - and email the link with your contact information to  dance@uakron.edu.

  Video Auditions should include the following information:   

  • Your name 
  • Video clips demonstrating components from each dance style in which you are  experienced.   


  • Phrase right + left 
  • Pullbacks  
  • Wings 


  • Center pirouette phrase  
  • Grande battement combo 


  • Barre work:  Tendu combination from 5th right + left Rond de jambe combination right + left  
  • Center:  Adagio, pirouettes from 4th  


  • Center phrase 
  • Traveling phrase 

Audition Submission and Scheduling

All 2020-2021 auditions will be held virtually, via video submission. Please see above for more information on audition submissions. Register for your audition by clicking the button below.

Dance Audition Registration Form

To pay the required $10 dance audition fee, please click the payment link below.

Dance Audition Payment Link

Note: auditions are finalized when payment is received. 

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

Click the button below to access information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities for Dance.

Dance Financial Aid & Scholarships

More Information

Please, email Dr. Marc Reed at marcreed@uakron.edu or call 330-972-7948 with questions regarding the UA Dance Program and auditions.