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Dance Major Auditions

DANCE MAJOR AUDITIONS FOR ENTRANCE IN 2023-24 WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022 AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2023. The Audition Application Form, Statement of Intent, and Photo must be returned to the UGA Department of Dance by November 4, 2022 or January 27, 2023, one week prior to the audition you are attending. No applications will be accepted after this date. While attending one of these in-person auditions is highly encouraged, a virtual audition for those unable to travel will be planned for Friday, February 17, 2023. Application materials should be received by Friday, February 10 and video link by Monday, February 13, 2023. Please do not send February audition applications before the November audition.

The following items are to be submitted along with your audition application form:

1.  A full length picture of the applicant in dance attire in a position of your choice. Please do
      not use a performance picture in costume and make-up. If submitting by e-mail, please
      send as a JPEG format only.

2.  200-250 word double-spaced typewritten statement of purpose. This statement should
       include the applicant's reason for wanting to earn a degree in dance, current range of
       career goals, and general comments upon the value of dance training to the individual.

3.  For virtual audition only - a single link to your video (YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox) of the
       four demonstrated movement phrases that will be posted on Monday,
       February 6 and due by Monday, February 13, 2023.
      

PLEASE SEND COMPLETED AUDITION APPLICATION FORM, STATEMENT AND PHOTO TO:

Auditions Application Coordinator
Department of Dance
Dance Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3653

Or e-mail to ugadance@uga.edu  (please include all materials in one PDF document)

NOTE:  Applications sent by mail must be received by the dates indicated above. If you expect a delay in your application delivery, please notify us.

Audition Information

Technique and Solo Performance:

Auditions will include group participation in a full technique class beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by individual interviews and solo performance. The technique class will include Ballet (not en pointe), Contemporary, Jazz, Improv and West African dance. The solo may or may not be choreographed by the auditioning dancer and should be from one to two minutes in length. Please bring any music you may be using for your solo in one of the following formats:

(A) Smart Phone: you will be plugging into a standard audio cable so bring the appropriate adapter that works for your phone. 

(B) You may directly access Spotify or other online music services via our studio desktop computer. 

(C) On a CD or USB flash drive.

NOTE: Virtual auditionees will present their solo at a scheduled interview time on Friday, February 17, 2023. A complete agenda for the day will be sent to you by Tuesday, February 14th.

Proper Dancewear for Audition:

Women - Leotard, tights or unitard (bring jazz and ballet shoes). Please do not wear aerobic clothes.

Men - Tights and white tee-shirt (bring jazz and ballet shoes).

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