Prepare for your Audition

Class

Students will audition in either the Intermediate or Advanced classes, or a combination of both. The student may assist in the decision of what class they prefer by speaking with faculty during check-in. Participation in both ballet and modern technique classes are requested. Pointe work will not be required. In addition to the classes, the student is invited to observe other classes during the day.

Solo

The prospective candidate is also asked to perform a solo piece of approximately three minutes. This piece is the applicant’s choice, and can be either self-choreographed or a work set on the applicant. The setting for the viewing is informal, in the studio. It will be viewed after he/she has taken a technique class. (No tap, please).

Resume

A dance resume is requested.

Interview

Individual interviews and lunch will occur before classes.  It is recommended you bring a nutritious snack with you. 

Audition Schedule

8:30am: Check-in, Loretto Hilton Center lobby

8:45am: Tour of the spaces and discussion of the program (parents welcome)

9:00am: Interviews begin, and will be scheduled individually throughout the day (parents attend information sessions)

10:00am: Optional Campus Tour, including residence halls (one hour), and lunch

11:30am: Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Class

1:00pm: Intermediate/Advanced Modern Class

Attire

There is a locker room near the studios. Please come prepared with appropriate attire for a ballet class and modern class.

Ballet: Women should wear tights and a leotard or unitard. Men should have black opaque tights and a solid fitted t-shirt, leotard, or unitard.

Modern: Women should wear tights or shorts and a leotard or unitard. Men should wear black opaque tights, and a solid fitted t-shirt, leotard or unitard.