UA Application/Admission

All graduates of regionally accredited Ohio high schools who take the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) are eligible to apply to UA for admission. You also must have passed the Ohio proficiency test. Out-of-state applicants will be admitted on the basis of their high school record and scores on the ACT or SAT entrance exams.

Information about declaring a major in dance is found under Degree Programs on the Dance Homepage.

For general information about admission to The University of Akron, go to visit

Dance Program Audition Information

Auditions will be held November 22, 2014 and March 14, 2015. 

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

Required On-line Registration and Audition Fee 

To confirm your audition, fill out and submit the on-line registration form and then mail a check for $10, payable to The University of Akron, to this address:

Dance Program 
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1005                                                                                            

Additional Audition Option

If you are unable to attend an audition, you may submit a videotape including components listed below, showing the dancer’s full body from the front and side.  Videos must include:

  • Ballet  (center work including pirouettes from fourth and fifth positions, petite allegro, and an exercise across the floor such as grande allegro or a waltz combination)
  • Pointe (areleve combination, on two feet and one foot, and an exercise for pirouettes)
  • Modern  (center and across the floor)
  • Tap  (phrase right and left)
  • Jazz  (center and across the floor)

Note: Submitted materials will not be returned. 

More Information

Please, email or call 330-972-7948 with questions regarding the Dance Program and auditions.