School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration


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.

Auditions for placement in the UA Dance Program consist of group classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and tap.  The next auditions are  November 22, 2014, and March 14, 2015. 

To confirm your audition attendance, 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

Click here for the easy registration form.

If you are unable to attend a placement audition, you may submit a videotape including four 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)

Submitted tapes and DVDs will not be returned. 

More information: or 330-972-7948.

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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