Ballet Application Deadline: November 4, 2016

Live Auditions

Live Auditions in Person

Applicants must complete an audition in person or by online video submission that demonstrates their dance performance ability. Applicants who choose to audition in person will perform in front of members of the BYU Dance Faculty on the BYU Campus.

Please note that all applications will receive equal consideration whether applicants audition by video or in person.

Preview Day & Audition Days

Friday, November 11 – Preview Day
Students are invited to learn about our dance program at BYU! Participants will have the opportunity to interact with current dance majors and faculty; take ballet and contemporary technique classes; observe company rehearsals, and meet other potential dance majors from throughout the region! This event is FREE and includes a complimentary lunch for those who enroll by November 1; but enrollment is limited.

Saturday, November 12 – Audition Day
Potential students may elect to audition for ballet or contemporary scholarships or both.

Applicants may be accepted as a dance major regardless of whether they receive scholarship assistance; and they may also audition for a scholarship without auditioning for the dance major.

View the 2016 Dance Major Preview Day and Scholarship Audition schedules

Live Audition Date

Nov. 12, 2016

8 AM - 10 AM

283 RB (Richards Building)

Requirements for Live Auditions

Attend the audition class in ballet.

This will be an advanced technique class followed by some pointe work for females.

Wear modest, solid color leotards and tights with appropriate foundations underneath.

Scholarship eligibility should be a performing level equal to that of BYU Theatre Ballet.

Video Auditions

Video Auditions Online

Applicants must complete an audition in person or by online video submission that demonstrates their dance performance ability. Applicants who choose to audition by video will need to record themselves following the requirements listed below and then submit a video audition application online.

Please note that all applications will receive equal consideration whether applicants audition by video or in person.

Requirements for Video Auditions

For electronic submissions for ballet scholarships please record one video (6-10 minutes) with the following:

  • Sample barre work, adage, pirouettes, petit allégro, grand allégro, pointe work for women (including pirouettes/fouettés), double tours and à la seconde turns for men.
  • A classical variation. (on pointe for women)
  • A contemporary ballet solo.

Video Audition Instructions

  • Record

    Record the required routines.

  • Upload

    Upload to either YouTube or Vimeo.

  • Unlist

    Make sure you unlist your video(s).

  • Submit

    Fill out and submit your application online.

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