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Auditions

Auditions

Each dance program has unique requirements and audition dates. Please review carefully to best prepare for upcoming auditions.

Ballet

  • New BYU students must complete a prescreening by June 14, 2024: Click the link below for instructions on how to register for the prescreening process, which includes submitting a video and photo. You will be notified of the results of the prescreening by July 15, 2024, which may include an invitation to attend the audition on campus (information below). All who submit a prescreening video will be given a recommendation concerning their placement in ballet technique classes at BYU. Those who have applied for the Ballet Dance Talent Award do not need to complete the prescreening as recommendations have already been sent to you.

    Audition for BYU Theatre Ballet and Theatre Ballet Studio Company:
    Monday, August 19, 2024
    9:00-11:00 am Mountain Time
    283 Richards Building
    Register here: https://form.jotform.com/240044571494051

    Students will audition for both BYU Theatre Ballet and Theatre Ballet Studio Company in the same audition class. Pre-professional standards are expected. The audition consists of an advanced ballet technique class on pointe for women. Men will demonstrate specific male technique skills throughout the audition. Students do not need to be dance majors to perform with the company or receive scholarships, but are expected to enroll in the following
     
    BYU Theatre Ballet: Dance 490 Ballet Technique 5, Dance 498 Theatre Ballet, (must take for credit—cannot audit), and Dance 234 Pilates.

    Theatre Ballet Studio Company: Dance 391 Ballet Technique 4, Dance 398 Theatre Ballet Studio Company, (must take for credit—cannot audit), and Dance 234 Pilates.
     
    Dancers who are selected to dance for either company will need to be available for all-day rehearsals on weekdays between the audition and the first day of Fall semester. Students who join either company are responsible for securing their own housing for the two weeks before school starts.

  • Ballet Company Audition
    Audition for BYU Theatre Ballet and Theatre Ballet Studio Company:
    Monday, August 19, 2024
    9:00-11:00am Mountain Time
    283 Richards Building
    Register here

Ballroom

  • There are three entrance level ballroom dance performing companies for which open auditions are held the first Thursday evening of Fall and Winter Semesters. These teams serve as an entrance into the Ballroom Dance performance program. If selected for the company, students must enroll in D-388R for team instruction. Other commitments are also necessary.

    Auditions for touring and showcase company are open to company members only and take place at the end of the academic year.

  • Auditions

    First Thursday of Fall/Winter semesters
    7pm
    Room 270RB
    No partner necessary. You will be dancing basic waltz and cha-cha.

    during spring and summer terms, auditions are the first day of class/in class

Contemporary

  • Auditions

    The BYU Department of Dance Contemporary Area will hold a combined audition for Kinnect, dancEnsemble and Contemporary Dance Theatre. All are welcome to participate, and Interested students should register for the audition beginning November 1 at patrack.byu.edu.

    • Kinnect brings creative dance to local elementary schools through upbeat assemblies and dynamic teaching residencies.  
    • dancEnsemble mentors and produces student contemporary choreography every semester.  
    • Contemporary Dance Theatre prepares students for professional performing careers through performing original works by renowned choreographers 
  • Monday, April 1, 2024
    3-7pm

    Callbacks on Tuesday, April 2, 2024
    3-6pm

    register on PATrack beginning beginning March 15, 2024

Cultural Dance

  • Folk Dance Auditions

    Auditions for entry-level teams will be conducted in-person. Interested students must audition with a partner.

    Students will learn and perform short dance sequences at the audition. Questions can be addressed to Jeanette Geslison at jeanette_geslison@byu.edu.

    There are three entrance level folk dance performing companies. These teams serve as an entrance into the Folk Dance performance program.

    Auditions for Tier III-level teams are conducted at the beginning of Fall and Winter Semesters and are open to all full-time BYU students. If selected for an ensemble, students must enroll in Dance 378R for 1 credit. Other performance and financial commitments are also necessary.

    Auditions for Tier II and Tier I companies are by invitation only.

    Traditionz auditions are by invitation only and are held in November.

    Questions?

    Traditionz auditions questions should be addressed to Amy Jex: amyjex@byu.edu.

    Questions about open auditions, Tier II and Tier I International Folk Dance Ensemble auditions should be addressed to Jeanette Geslison: jeanette_geslison@byu.edu.

  • For International Folk Dance Ensemble and Folk Dance Ensemble (Tier II), auditions are in April of each year. They are by invitation only.

    For Folk Dance Ensemble (Tier III), auditions are the first week of Fall and Winter Semesters each year. They are open to all full-time BYU students.

    Traditionz auditions are in November of each year. These are by invitation only.

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    Instagram: @byu_folkdance

    Living Legends:
    For future auditions, please watch for pre-registration here: byudance.slideroom.com. Thank you!

    For additional information about Living Legends, contact livinglegends@byu.edu.

Musical Dance Theatre