Contemporary Application Deadline: November 3, 2017

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.

Preview Day & Audition Days

Friday, November 10 – 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 3, but enrollment is limited.

Saturday, November 11 – Audition Day
Potential students may elect to audition for ballet or contemporary scholarships or both. Dancers will participate in an advance contemporary modern technique class. Dancers will perform a one-minute self-choreographed solo. Please bring downloaded music on an electronic device (no CD’s) with an easily accessible headphone port. Be prepared to dance barefoot. Click here for more information about the BYU Department of Dance Dress Code.

View the 2017 Dance Major Preview Day and Scholarship Audition schedules

Live Audition Date

Nov. 11, 2017

11 AM – 1 PM

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

185 RB (Richards Building)

Requirements for Live Auditions

Attend the contemporary dance audition class.

Wear modest and form fitting dance attire (no shorts). Plan to dance barefoot.

In addition to the class you will be required to perform a self-choreographed 1:00 minute solo.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. is the Contemporary Scholarship Audition

1:30-3:30 p.m. are the Contemporary Scholarship Solos and Interviews

Accompaniment should be on a CD or an MP3 device. However, bring a back-up accompaniment copy or option.

Scholarship eligibility should be a performing level equal to that of BYU Contemporary performance companies (i.e. CDT, dancEnsemble, Kinnect).

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.

Requirements for Video Auditions

For electronic submissions, solo sequences are preferred; but if submitting footage with more than one dancer, please ensure that viewers are able to identify the applicant. Applicants must submit links for three separate sequences that meet the following criteria:

  1. A center floor modern-contemporary technique sequence that demonstrates alignment, foot articulation, torso articulation, leg extension, balance, strength and overall control. This sequence should also go into and out of the floor. Approximate length: 1 minute 30 seconds.
  2. An across the floor contemporary sequence that goes into and out of the floor, and into the air (leaps, hops, jumps, etc); Approximate length: 1 minute.
  3. A self-choreographed contemporary dance sequence of your choice, showing off your best skills as a contemporary dancer. This 3rd video MUST be self-choreographed. Approximate length: 1 minute 30 seconds.

Video Audition Instructions

  • Record

    Record the required movement sequences.

  • 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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