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The dance audition, offered three times per year, is required for admission to all four dance programs (BFA in Dance, BA/BS in Dance, Arts for Children: Dance Specialty, and Minor in Dance). Audition applications must be received in the Department of Dance at least one week prior to the date you wish to audition. To request information and an audition application please contact the Department of Dance at (585) 395-2153.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Should Audition?
Everyone who wishes to major (BFA and BA/BS) or minor in dance or major in Arts for Children with a dance specialty is required to audition to be accepted into the Department of Dance. The dance audition is a separate process from college admission and can be taken before or after applying to the college. All students who wish to attend Brockport as Dance majors must be accepted to both the college and Dance Department to enroll in dance major classes. Several non-major dance classes are available to students not accepted into the Dance Department.
When Is the Audition?
Auditions are held three times per year and applicants may come on the date of their choice. Auditions begin at 9 am. The auditions during the 2017-2018 academic year are on:
- Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
- Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
- Monday, April 1, 2019
Applicants unable to attend an on-campus audition may audition by video application. To request information on how to apply by video, please contact the Department of Dance at (585) 395-2153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Are Auditions Held?
The Department of Dance is housed in Hartwell Hall. You should go directly to the department office, room 141 (located just off the lobby), at least 45 minutes before the audition begins. You will be given the audition schedule and information about the studios, restrooms and other locations. Brief facility tours will be offered prior to the audition.
What Should I Wear? Shoes?
Dancewear that is form fitted, that you are comfortable in and that allows us to see your alignment. You should take the ballet segment in ballet slippers and the modern dance segment in bare feet.
What Else Should I Bring?
A snapshot of yourself with your name written on the back, unless this was mailed with your audition application. A one-minute solo (see below).
What Happens at the Audition?
The 2-hour audition consists of a technique class with both modern and ballet components followed by the performance of one-minute self-choreographed solos by each auditioning student. The solo can be in the dance style of your choice. (No costumes or tap shoes, please.) Music can be played from a phone or I-pod.
Visitors are not permitted to observe the class or solos.
What Is The Purpose of the Audition?
The purpose is to provide the dance faculty an opportunity to assess your current technical level as well as your potential for development.
What Happens After the Audition?
Following the technique class and solos, auditioning students and family members will gather in Hartwell Theater for an information session with the department of dance faculty, students, and an Admissions representative. There they will receive information about the department, different degree options, and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Notification letters will be mailed within two weeks after the audition. Dancers not accepted to the dance program are permitted to re-audition in another academic year after completion of additional study. Several dance classes are scheduled each semester for non-majors in ballet, modern, African, tap, and other styles.
If your completed audition application is received by the Department of Dance two weeks before the scheduled audition, we will mail you a complimentary parking hang tag, maps and travel directions with an audition confirmation letter. If your application is received too late to send a hang tag, permits can be purchased at Office of Parking Services for $5/day. Parking Services is located in the Raye H. Conrad Welcome Center at the corner of New Campus Drive and Commencement Drive. Their hours are Monday–Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm. On street parking may also be available on College Street or Monroe Avenue in front of Hartwell Hall.
Where Can I Stay Overnight?
Among the motels and bed and breakfast establishments in and around Brockport are:
Dollinger's Inn and Suites
Lake Road (south of routes 19 and 31)
Lake Road (south of routes 19 and 31)
Phone: (585) 391-6747
Victorian Bed & Breakfast
320 Main Street
Phone: (585) 637-7519
Bed and Breakfast at the White Farm
854 White Road (10 minutes west of Brockport)
Phone: (585) 637-0459
Phone Numbers You Might Need
Department of Dance: (585) 395-2153
Financial Aid: (585) 395-2501
Undergraduate Admissions: (585) 395-2751
For specific information, please contact:
Department of Dance
The College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420-2939
Phone: (585) 395-2153
Fax: (585) 395-5134