Auditions will begin with registration in the morning and an opportunity to mingle with current dance faculty and students. If you are auditioning on the Ball State campus, your parents, guardians, or friends will have an opportunity to attend a question and answer session while you prepare for technique class. If you are auditioning in Chicago, you and your parents or guardians will also have an opportunity to talk with dance faculty and current students and ask any questions you may have.
Your placement audition will include participation in a technique class (approximately two hours long), and will consist of ballet barre and centre work in addition to progressions and/or combinations in both modern and jazz.
Immediately following the class portion of the audition, you will meet with dance faculty for a brief, informal interview to discuss your individual academic and artistic goals. The BA/BS program can easily combine with another major, and you will have the opportunity to discuss your future career interests such as dance education, studio ownership, choreography, and dance therapy. The interview is an opportunity for the faculty panel to get to know you a bit more, and it’s also an opportunity for you to address any questions you may have about the BA/BS Dance program.
Please note that the interview and placement audition are closed to parents and observers.
If you audition and interview in Chicago, and decide you want to visit campus at a later date, we would love to have you! We can set up a day where you’ll shadow a student, attend classes, and see a show or dance concert, if possible. You can contact Recruitment Coordinator Andrea Sadler to arrange this.