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Dance Program Placement Audition

Audition information for prospective students


  • Fall audition date: Nov. 12, 2021
  • Spring audition date: Feb. 11, 2022

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.

Submitting a Virtual Audition:  

We understand that audition season can be a stressful and busy time, particularly during the pandemic. As a result, we offer both in-person and virtual auditions.

Ballet Barre, 1 side: 

  • Pliés
  • Battement Tendu/Degagé  
  • Adagio/Rond de Jambe
  • Grand Battement

Ballet Center:  

  • Battement Tendus
  • Waltz with pirouette
  • Petit Allegro
  • Grand Allegro


  • Any floorwork
  • Across the floor
  • Improvisation for up to 45 seconds


Presented in the genre of the dancer’s choice. We suggest presenting the solo that plays to the strengths of the dancer and feels authentic. Solos should be no longer than 2:30. Dancers can present ballet variations, hip hop combinations, improvisation, etc.  

How to Send:  

Email video or cloud link to dance faculty Colleen Barnes at cbarnes@uakron.edu AND dance administrator Katie Logsdon at logsdon@uakron.edu 

Submission deadline:  

February 1, 2022


Audition Scheduling

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. 

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