Contemporary Application Deadline: November 3, 2017
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.