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Audition Information for Undergraduate Dance Applicants

The dance audition, offered three times annually, 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 two weeks 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.

Undergraduate Audition Application Form


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. The dance audition is a separate process from college admission and can be taken before or after applying to the college. The audition is required of current and prospective Brockport students but does not preclude enrollment in elective non-major dance courses.

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 2015-2016 academic year are on:

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
Monday, Feb. 15, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016

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 1/2 hour audition consists of a technique class with both modern and ballet components followed by performance of one-minute solos. Visitors are not permitted to observe.

You will be asked to show a prepared one minute, self-choreographed solo. This solo can be in the dance style of your choice. (No costumes or tap shoes, please.) We request that you use music which must be provided on CD. Audio tapes are not acceptable.

What Is The Purpose of the Audition?

The purpose is to provide the dance faculty an opportunity to assess your potential for success in the field of dance.

What Happens After the Audition?

Plan to stay approximately an hour for a conversation with the department of dance faculty, students and an admissions representative to talk about campus life, careers in dance, our various programs, and to ask questions. Family members are encouraged to participate in that conversation.

Notification letters will be mailed within two weeks after the audition.  Dancers not accepted to the dance program are permitted to reaudition in another academic year after completion of additional study.


Parking hang tags are required and can be obtained from the 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. They can also provide maps and general information. Their hours are Monday–Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm. After receipt of a completed audition application in the Department of Dance, auditionees will be mailed a complimentary parking hang tag, maps and travel directions with their audition confirmation letter.

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)
(585) 395-1000

Hampton Inn
Lake Road (south of routes 19 and 31)
(585) 391-6747

Victorian Bed & Breakfast
320 Main Street
(585) 637-7519

Bed and Breakfast at the White Farm
854 White Road (10 minutes west of Brockport)
(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


Last Updated 10/19/15


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