Placement and Scholarship Auditions for incoming Freshmen and Transfer Dance Majors entering UMBC in Fall 2017 will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 11am in Room 337 of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. (Snow date is Saturday, February 4, 2017.) Prospective students must apply for admission to UMBC prior to the audition.
The audition includes a 55-minute modern dance class which is taken by all candidates together. Each candidate must perform a solo he or she has prepared in advance (not longer than 2 minutes) followed by a brief interview with members of the faculty.
The audition is for scholarships and class placement levels. To become a dance major at UMBC, entering students should declare their intention to major in Dance and must pass a “gateway” course (Intermediate Modern Dance Technique II) with a B or better. Students with extensive backgrounds in dance frequently complete this course during their first year at UMBC. Students who do not have a strong background in dance must complete preparatory courses as prerequisites to the “gateway” course.
For further questions please contact the dance department.