You'll dance every day.
Strong dance technique, intensive theory, guest artist residencies, and abundant performance opportunities are the trademarks of a program in which you'll test your boundaries.
Rigorous conservatory training combined with a liberal arts education provides the foundation for a professional career as a performer, teacher, creative artist, administrator, or for graduate studies.
Core classes include modern dance, ballet, anatomy and kinesiology for dancers, somatic studies, dance history, teaching, theater production, choreography, and Senior Synthesis.
Enrich your dance portfolio with electives in African and Afro-Cuban, jazz, and tap.
Students in programs for a Dance BA and Dance BFA must follow these steps:
Apply to the university. Your application to the university must be on file prior to your audition. Early decision deadline is November 1. (For the academic year 2017-18, in order to be considered for scholarships, you must apply by November 1 and audition on October 21, November 4, November 11 or January 13, 2018.) The undergraduate (freshman) deadline is January 15. The transfer application priority deadline is March 1.
Schedule an audition for the School of Dance. Complete the Audition Registration Form and select a date (see options below). Applicants will receive a letter confirming the audition date. The audition consists of a two-hour technique class beginning with a ballet barre, followed by modern center work and repertoire. Your audition is observed, recorded and evaluated by the dance faculty.
Applicants will be mailed audition results within two weeks following their audition. Responses will be: accept; wait list; or, deny. Applicants may audition only once in an academic year. The status of applicants placed on the program’s wait list will be reviewed after February 1.
Applicants should prepare a two-minute solo to be submitted at the time of the audition. Please bring a DVD or a typed link address with your name and any applicable password with you on the day of your audition. We recommend a contemporary solo with the choreographer identified. The DVD will not be returned.
October 21, 2017
November 4, 2017 - Midwest
November 11, 2017
January 13, 2018 - New York City
February 3, 2018
Applicants will be mailed a letter to confirm the audition date.
To schedule for your audition, complete the Audition Registration Form.
Although we believe that applicants present themselves most effectively in person, applicants who live beyond a 500-mile radius of George Mason University may request a video audition. Contact the School of Dance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about this option.
Email us or call us: 703-993-1114. Visit us at the deLaski Performing Arts Building, A300, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.