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Dance auditions for new students entering the Fall of 2019 will take place on February 2 and 3, 2019.


How to request an audition

Submit information and preferred audition date request through the School of Music and Dance’s online audition and application portal. The links can be accessed below:


Audition requirements

In addition to CSU and SDSU requirements, an audition is required for incoming students who wish to enter the dance program. The audition includes a technique class, an improvisational experience, and creative process. Please bring a 1 minute solo that will be transformed and performed with others. Dancer’s aptitude for learning and readiness for our program is determined through assessment in the following areas:

  • Attentiveness, focus, and presence
  • Comprehension of instructions and assimilation/application of feedback
  • Quality of engagement with proposed ideas and explorations
  • Ability to briefly articulate, in writing, your interest in pursuing dance in an academic program at SDSU
  • Basic technical skills in dance

Clothing that is acceptable will allow full range of motion. As there will be floorwork, shorts are not advised.


What to do if you cannot make a campus audition date

If you cannot appear on one of the scheduled audition dates, you must submit short video examples of basic dance skills and one or more longer examples of performance in a set choreography. Students are strongly encouraged to audition in person as admission is highly selective and competitive for a limited number of openings. We recognize that schedule and distance can make it difficult to make a live audition in San Diego, therefore we make it as easy as possible for out of state, international, and longer distance California students to submit audition materials. Audition video, resume and other supporting materials must be submitted prior to the first scheduled on-campus audition day through our the School of Music and Dance online audition and application portal.


Audition location and time

The audition will start promptly at 10:00am in the ENS building, room 200. Please plan to arrive early to sign in and register.


Audition results notification

Information regarding the results of your dance audition will be mailed to you by the School of Music and Dance, normally by mid-March.

Please note your final acceptance to a degree program in the School of Music and Dance is contingent upon your confirmation of acceptance by San Diego State University.