AuditionsPage address: https://www.mnsu.edu/dance/performance/auditions.html
Shift (2010), choreographed by Daniel Stark — Photo by Dan Norman
Dance Concert Auditions
Each fall and spring semester, auditions for dance concerts are held the first Wednesday of classes, from 1:30-3:00 p.m., in PA 126 (lower level dance studio).
Reminder: If cast in a faculty work, please see Julie Kerr-Berry or Dan Stark if you are interested in receiving Dance Repertory (DANC 428) credit. You must add this course by the end of the first week of classes.
BFA Dance Auditions
For incoming and current students, BFA and Freshman Talent Grant auditions are held on the Friday before classes begin in August of each academic year. For prospective and current students, auditions occur in early March of each academic year. Check the Dance Homepage under "Upcoming Dance Events" for exact dates.
Here is an approximate schedule for the day:
10-11:30 a.m.—Dance Class (combination of ballet, jazz and modern)
11:30-noon—BFA Applicants Only (solos, interviews, writing sample)
Noon-12:15 p.m.—Question and Answer Session
1-2:30 p.m.—Individual Advising Sessions (all entering freshmen and transfers)
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If you are planning to attend, you MUST complete the BFA Admission application contact. Contact us via email so we know you're coming: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also write if you have any questions.
New Student Placement Auditions
The purpose of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Dance program’s placement audition is to determine what level of dance technique you should be in. Please arrive early so you can warm-up. The studio will be open. Make sure you are in your dance attire. Bring ballet slippers, but be able to dance in bare feet for part of the audition. The class will consist of a ballet segment, followed by a modern-based combination, and, ending with a jazz combination. You will not be asked to dance alone; essentially, you are just participating in a dance class so we can watch you dance.
Please arrive early so you can warm-up. The studio will be open. Make sure you are in your dance attire. Bring ballet slippers, but be able to dance in bare feet for part of the audition. The class will consist of a ballet segment, followed by a modern-based combination, and, end with a jazz combination. You will not be asked to dance alone; essentially, you are participating in a dance class so we can watch you dance.
Immediately following the audition, you will meet with the dance faculty to let you know what level of technique you will be placed in for fall term. The dance faculty will also review your schedule, including both dance and general education coursework, to make sure you are in the correct classes for the fall. Any changes can be made that day. For more information, or if you have general questions, contact Julie Kerr-Berry, Director of Dance.