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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.


On-Campus Auditions
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 Auditions

Regional audition in Chicago, IL:
Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 421-0202
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

Click here for details about the application process

Click here for details about the dance audition

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 today.

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