Dance Placement Auditions (for currently enrolled students)

Students wishing to place into the Contemporary and/or Ballet Technique classes are required to attend the department Dance Placement Audition.

These students include:
B.F.A. in Dance students still needing placement
Currently enrolled Theatre and Dance Majors and Non-Theatre and Dance Majors

Wishing to place into:
Contemporary Technique: 312C, 322C, 312D, 322D or 322E
Ballet Technique: 312F, 322F, 312G, 322G or 322J

When: January 20, 2015
Where: Winship Drama Building (WIN) Room 1.172


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Audition Registration
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Ballet Technique Class

When: January 21, 2015
Where: Winship Drama Building (WIN) Room 1.172


12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.:
Audition Registration
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Contemporary Technique Class

Results will be posted on January 21 at 5:00 p.m. on the Dance Call Board near WIN 2.132.

What to Prepare

Please come prepared to take a shortened technique class taught by a faculty instructor (in Ballet, Contemporary or both if you choose). You will NOT need to bring prepared movement or music. Dance faculty will be observing all auditions. Placement results will be posted by 5:00 p.m. on the audition day.

What to wear?
WOMEN: For Ballet please wear single-colored leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes. For Contemporary class you will need to be barefoot. 
If you are auditioning for both classes, it will be most convenient for you to wear the same tights for the entire audition, so make sure you have tights that will also accommodate bare foot work (tights with the feet slit or footless tights). If this is not possible, you will have a brief break to change tights after the ballet portion of the audition.

MEN: For Ballet, please wear tightly fitting tee shirt, or black or white colored leotard; tightly fitting sweats or dancer’s shorts, or footed black or gray tights with ballet shoes or footless black or gray tights with thin socks and ballet shoes. The Contemporary section will be conducted in bare feet.

*Please note that baggy sweat pants, warmers, skirts, oversize shirts, etc. may NOT be worn for the placement audition class.*


The B.F.A. Dance Placement Auditions provide placement for admission into majors level dance technique classes. An intermediate level at minimum of either Ballet or Contemporary dance will serve students best for placement into dance technique courses that are restricted to dance majors.

Sometimes as a result of the placement audition, dance faculty recommend placement in Topics in Dance (302T). Placement at that level does not guarantee a student's enrollment in courses available to non-majors, however; it is an indicator of where the student will make the most progress at that particular time.

Note: No audition is required for TD 302T, TD 312T and TD 352T. See catalog specific course requirements. Instructor consent may be required.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at 512.471.5793