Dance Audition Information

Dancing your way into the program

An audition is required for admission into the dance degree track. When you arrive, you will meet the dance faculty, take a technique class that includes ballet, modern and jazz, have an opportunity to spend some time with Missouri State student representatives and interview with the faculty to discuss skills, goals and interests.

This extensive audition process allows the faculty to evaluate your training and assess your potential. It also gives you the chance to decide if this program suits your goals and abilities.

Audition attire

  • Women: Solid colored leotard and tights

  • Men: Black dance tights or jazz pants and dance belt with a fitted, solid colored shirt

  • Bring ballet and jazz shoes.
  • Secure your hair away from your face.

Audition dates and locations

Friday, November 9:
On campus auditions (Acting/MT/Dance) – this is for current MSU students or transfer students ONLY!

Saturday, January 12:
Kansas City, MO (Acting/MT/Dance/DTSM)

Friday, February 22:
Springfield, MO, Missouri State campus (Acting/MT/Dance/DTSM)

Saturday, February 23:
Springfield, MO, Missouri State campus (Acting/MT/Dance/DTSM)

Sunday, February 24:
Springfield, MO, Missouri State campus (Acting/MT/Dance/DTSM)

Other dates and locations

You must apply with sponsoring organization.

January 10-12:  Missouri Thespians, Kansas City, MO (ALL PROGRAMS IN ATTENDANCE)

January 13: Talent on Parade, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS (DANCE ONLY)

Video Submission Requirements

For applicants submitting an online video audition, please upload your video through Acceptd when completing your application. Your audition video must contain the following:

  • A profile view at the barre
  • Plié, Tendu, Rond de jambe, Grand Battement – both sides
  • 15-30 second solo dance in any style of your choice, in the center

For more information about the BFA dance program audition process, contact the program coordinator.