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.

2019-20 audition dates and locations

Register to audition with us at any on these venues by uploading your full body photo and résumé through Acceptd.

November 9:
Dance auditions at Big Muddy (St. Louis)

November 16:
Come participate in a full day of dance! See what it's like to be a dance major and then see a dance performance that evening.
Springfield, MO
Missouri State campus

January 18:
Springfield, MO
Missouri State campus

February 26 - March 1:
National High School Dance Festival
Pittsburgh, PA

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.