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Admission to the Conservatory of Dance is highly competitive and is based on the preparation and demonstrated ability of each student. Learn more about the admission process

How to Apply

  1. Complete either the SUNY or Common Application with all required materials and fees: Apply Now–Freshman Dance
  2. Attend a dance audition. Only candidates living outside the continental United States may send a class audition DVD or YouTube links rather than auditioning in person.
  3. Schedule a visit!

BFA: Criteria for Acceptance

  1. Talent and potential as a performer
  2. Prior training in concert dance; the ability to demonstrate a knowledge of modern and/or classical ballet techniques
  3. Musicality
  4. Good physical proportions in a healthy body that is injury-free

For more information about auditions for the BFA program, including the audition schedule, please refer to BFA Auditions.

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