Undergraduate Auditions

Undergraduate Auditions for Fall 2021

Audition Tour

Due to Current Safety Standards All Auditions will be via Video Submission.

Due to COVID-19 our audition process has changed for this year. Video submissions will be reviewed and assessed after October 23, 2020. Video submissions will be reviewed by the faculty to screen prospective students for a virtual audition on November 7, 2020.

Students auditioning for both programs will have the opportunity to participate in Ballet and Modern auditions on the day of audition. If you are called back for a virtual audition, please be prepared to participate in a brief interview with the faculty. Please be advised, only selected students will be asked to stay for an interview.
Please make note of the following important dates:

Fall Semester Audition
October 23, 2020—Video submission deadline; faculty assessment begins.
October 30, 2020—Notification of video screening results will be emailed to all applicants by this date. Students invited to the virtual audition on November 7th will be provided with detailed instructions at this time.
November 7, 2020—Virtual Audition via Zoom. Times for virtual auditions will be at 10:00am and 2:00pm CST. Please keep both of these times open in case of callback. Interviews will take place directly after the audition.
December 7, 2020—Notification of audition results will be sent to all participants by this date.

Spring Semester Audition
January 29, 2021—Video submission deadline; faculty assessment begins.
February 5, 2021—Notification of video screening results will be emailed to all applicants by this date. Students invited to the virtual audition on November 7th will be provided with detailed instructions at this time.
February 13, 2021—Virtual Audition via Zoom. Times for virtual auditions will be at 10:00am and 2:00pm CST. Please keep both of these times open in case of callback. Interviews will take place directly after the audition.
February 26, 2021—Notification of audition results will be sent to all participants by this date.


OU School of Dance Video Audition Requirements

You must submit two separate online registration forms and videos if auditioning for both Ballet and Modern.

REQUIRED: Video should be uploaded on a video link (YouTube or similar) and attached to the online registration form. No Google Drive submissions please. Please be sure the link and video works before submitting your form! Videos should not exceed 10 minutes.

OPTIONAL: Students may submit a 500 word essay describing dance restrictions and adaptive methods during COVID-19. Essay must be uploaded to the online registration form.
Essay Format: Double-spaced, 12-point font, uploaded as a PDF file.

BALLET REQUIREMENTS
Female Attire: Solid colored leotard and pink or complementary flesh tone tights
Male Attire: Solid colored t-shirt and black tights

Barre Work
• Pliés 1st and 5th positions
• Tendu/Dégagés from 1st and 5th positions
• Rond de Jambe/Fondu/Développé
• Grand Battement

Center Work Women must be en pointe
• Adagio
• Pirouettes en dehors and en dedans
• Petit Allegro
• Grand Allegro (only if appropriate space is available)
• Relevés, Échappés, Piqué and Chaîné turns
• Men: Include Tour en l'air, Entrechat six
• Most recent video of a classical variation/performance (or short solo in whatever space is available, en pointe if possible)

Please note, if you do not have access to a dance studio, you may modify or omit these video requirements as needed to fit your available space in a safe manner.

MODERN DANCE REQUIREMENTS
Attire: Solid colored unitard or top and bottom with no feet
• Center work
• Floor work
• Jumps
• Movement traveling across the floor
• A modern dance solo of at least 3 minutes in length

Please note, if you do not have access to a dance studio, you may modify or omit these video requirements as needed to fit your available space in a safe manner.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE (Fall): OCTOBER 23, 2020 at 5:00PM CST
All videos, regardless of submission date, will not be viewed until after this deadline.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE (Spring): January 29, 2021 at 5:00PM CST
All videos, regardless of submission date, will not be viewed until after this deadline.

Download copy of video requirements here.


FALL SEMESTER: SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION HERE!

SPRING SEMESTER: SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION HERE!