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KSU Dance Major Audition Application 

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We are excited to 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.

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Dance Major Audition Application

In-Person Audition Dates:

February 26, 2021, 2:00 PM, KSU Department of Dance

March 19, 2021, 2:00PM, KSU Department of Dance

April 30, 2021, 2:00PM, KSU Department of Dance

Video Submission Deadlines:

Note: Applicants are welcome to submit a video audition at any time up until the final submission deadline but are encouraged to submit by the priority admission deadline. Results will given within two weeks of a video audition submission.

Priority admission deadline: February 26, 2021

Final submission deadline: April 30, 2021

Virtual Student-Led Q&A Sessions:

Have questions about joining our program? Join our KSU Dance majors and alumni for an informal Q&A session on Zoom


Apr 2, 2021 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://kennesaw-edu.zoom.us/j/88471433361

Meeting ID: 884 7143 3361
Passcode: KSUDance1

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.

Dress Code for In-person and Video 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.

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.   

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

IN-PERSON AUDITION INFORMATION

Please register for an in-person audition using the Dance Major Audition Form.

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. 

Click Here for directions to the KSU Department of Dance

VIDEO AUDITION INFORMATION

Please read all directions before you begin your virtual application to audition for the Department of Dance.

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 Combination

Contemporary Combination

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 Form

Note: Please learn the material before you begin recording.

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.

More information about our degree in Dance and dance minor can be found here.

 

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