BFA auditions for fall 2016 admission
The admission audition consists of a ballet class and modern combinations in the center and across the floor. You might also be asked to improvise. Following class, the audition panel will call back the dancers who will present their solos in the afternoon. The faculty will conduct a short interview following the audition. The schedule is adhered to as much as possible; however, the number of people in any given audition, the weather, or other extenuating circumstances may cause changes. If auditioning on-campus, please plan to spend a full day at Purchase College. Please refer to stated registration times for off-campus auditions.
It is imperative that you schedule an audition online using your myPurchase account. You will not be able to schedule an audition unless you apply to Purchase College. The Conservatory of Dance will confirm your audition date by email within a week of your online request.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS TO YOUR SCHEDULED AUDITION (DO NOT SEND THIS MATERIAL AHEAD OF TIME):
- Dance résumé
- One (1) sealed letter of artistic recommendation
- Dance photo (8 x 10 size, full body shot, women: in leotard and tights, men: in fitted shirt and tights)
- Essay: Bring a printed copy of your SUNY or Common Application essay submitted when you applied to the college to the audition to be submitted with your picture and resume.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
All auditions will be held at the Conservatory of Dance from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Regional audition in Chicago, IL:
Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Date and Time of Audition:
Sat, December 19, 2015, 12:00–4:00 pm / Registration: 11:00 am
Regional audition in Los Angeles, CA:
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3791 Santa Rosalia Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Date and Time of Audition:
Sun, January 17, 2016, 12:00–6:00 pm / Registration: 11:30 am
Incoming students’ scholarship
The Conservatory of Dance awards merit-based scholarships based on student auditions. There is no other formal scholarship application for dance. For financial need-based scholarships, contact Student Financial Services. Financial aid requires the FAFSA be completed for any student to be considered for scholarship. Scholarships are reconsidered every year and returning students need to formally apply in the spring semester. A GPA of 3.25 is required for returning students to remain on scholarship.
Student Dance Ambassadors
Are you a prospective student who is curious about the Conservatory of Dance from a student’s perspective? Our Dance Ambassadors are happy to answer your questions. Ambassadors are selected from students in their final years of study at Purchase College. They can speak to their experience as members of the Conservatory of Dance and greater Purchase College community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org today.