Schedule an Audition/Campus Visit

The chair of the department handles the initial response to inquiries about the department of dance by phone, email and/or letter.  Students may visit and tour the department any time we are in session.  If you’d like to participate in a technique class please contact the department

To be considered for admission into the dance program, a prospective student must attend an audition.  There are auditions being held throughout the year (click on the links to go to the audition registration pages):

Dance Audition

The audition consists of a time to observe/participate “a day of RU dance” with our current dance majors; an audition class consisting of both classical (Ballet) and contemporary (Modern Dance, Jazz) dance technique forms; and a presentation of a 2-minute solo. Additionally there will be time for prospective students and families to meet and speak with current students, faculty and the department chair.

Criteria for acceptance into the Dance Major:

  • All applicants must have prior dance training
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Ballet and Modern and/or Jazz Dance technique
  • Possess a keen awareness of potential body/health issues related to dance

Applicants are evaluated on the following items:

  • Dance technique
  • Performance quality
  • Artistry
  • Strengths
  • Coordination
  • Ease of movement
  • Use of dynamics
  • Musicality
  • Potential for success in the field