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Important: If you are not currently a student at Kennesaw State University, you must begin your application for university admission before you apply to the Department of Dance. It is not essential that you be fully admitted to the University at the time of the audition, however, you will need your KSU ID number and Net ID generated by the university admission application to complete the dance audition registration form below. If you have already submitted your KSU application, here are the instructions for locating your KSU ID and Net ID.

We are excited to announce we will hold in-person auditions at our department in Spring 2021 for Fall 2021 admission, followed by a Q&A session with our faculty and staff. Social distancing measures will be in place and masks required. Your safety is our utmost priority.  Due to COVID-19, we will still accept virtual auditions as an alternative option.

Our December audition submission will remain virtual for Spring 2021 admission, with a virtual Q&A.

Please complete the Dance Major Audition Application below to register for an in-person or virtual audition.

Dance Major Audition Form

All students entering the program must demonstrate technical and artistic aptitude capable of successfully completing the program of study. Students will be notified about acceptance into the program within a week following the audition.   

Dress Code for Virtual and In-person Auditions:
We recommend that women wear black leotards and tights, and that men wear all black dance attire. Please wear flat ballet shoes during the ballet portion of the audition. Please ensure hair is pulled back and neatly secured, and please refrain from wearing jewelry.

Please see below for details regarding in-person and virtual auditions.

IN-PERSON AUDITION INFORMATION

The KSU Department of Dance will provide contactless check-in for dancers upon arrival to the audition. Our department operates to ensure social distancing guidelines are upheld, including optimal traffic flow, and size limits in our studio and restroom facilities. Masks are required at all times. Studios will be sanitized before the audition and prior to the Q&A session.

The audition process will consist of a 45-minute ballet barre, followed by a modern combination.

In case of a large class, dancers will be split up into two groups in two separate studios. One group will learn the ballet portion of the audition while the other will learn the modern portion. Faculty will watch each group in turn.

All candidates, and parents, are invited to join the dance faculty and current KSU students for a socially distanced Q&A session directly following the audition.  

Fall 2021 Admission: In-Person Audition Dates

Friday, January 29, 2021, 2:00 PM, KSU Department of Dance at Chastain Pointe
3:30 p.m. Q&A Session

Friday, March 19, 2021, 2:00PM, KSU Department of Dance at Chastain Pointe
3:30 p.m. Q&A session  

Click Here for directions to the KSU Department of Dance

VIRTUAL AUDITION INFORMATION

Please read all directions before you begin your virtual application to audition for the Department of Dance. Please complete the Dance Major Audition application and include the link to your video audition in the application for faculty to review.

In order to ensure that we can accurately evaluate technical proficiency and personal potential, you will be asked to learn BOTH  a condensed class in ballet technique and contemporary combinations through video links:

Ballet Technique:



Contemporary Combinations:

You will then record your performance of both the ballet and contemporary material and upload it as a single file to YouTube or Vimeo. After this, please provide the link to your performance in the Dance Major Audition Application

Note: Please learn the material before you begin recording.

All candidates, and parents, are invited to join the dance faculty and current KSU students for a virtual Q&A session on Friday, December 4th, at 3:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://kennesaw-edu.zoom.us/j/82105241342

Meeting ID: 821 0524 1342

Passcode: KSUDance20

Spring 2021 Admission: Video Submission Deadline and Virtual Q&A Date

Friday, December 4, 2020, 3:30PM (Video submissions due and Virtual Q&A with KSU Dance Faculty and Staff)

Fall 2021 Admission: Video Submission Deadline

Friday, April 23, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

 

Note to Transfer Students: Students who wish to transfer to the Department of Dance at KSU from another institution or from another department follow the same audition procedures as new students. 

An audition is not required for students wishing to pursue a dance minor.

 

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