An audition is not required to become a Dance Major or a Dance Minor. If you're interested in either program of study, please make an appointment with the Dance Program Director, Erin Foreman-Murray, to discuss how the Major or Minor could be a good fit for your interests and to map out your plan of study.
Students will need to participate in a Level Placement class, in order to register for a Level II or III Embodied Knowledge (technique) course. No placement or special permissions are needed for Level I courses. Level Placements occur in August, December, February (for new incoming students) and April.
Level Placement includes exercises from various dance forms including African, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap. Faculty observe and assess your skills, and will place you into the appropriate level dance course for your current abilities as a dancer. Level Placements are offered every semester and are not required for Level I Embodied Knowledge courses. Students are required to participate in all movement forms as it allows faculty to see the holistic dancer.
Auditions for performance opportunities in AU Dance Program productions, such as CHOREOLAB and the Spring Dance Concert, happen in September and December each year.