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Undergraduate Dance Audition Day Schedule

Applicants will receive a written confirmation of their Audition Day in the mail approximately two weeks prior to the scheduled audition. The typical Audition Day schedule for those auditioning in February and March is as follows:

  • 8 a.m. – Registration and Refreshments (Alexander Music Building lobby)
  • 8:30 a.m. – Welcome Session (Alexander Recital Hall)
  • 9 a.m. – Dance applicants go to Warner Building for Dance Auditions 

  • 9:30 am – Dance Audition - Combinations (106 Warner Building)

  • 10:30 am – Dance Audition - Solo (106 Warner Building)

  • 11:30 am – Lunch (Wise Room, Commons)

  • 12:30 pm – Campus Mini-tour (Student Center, Halle Library, and Pease Auditorium)

The 9:30 audition consists of a ballet barre and ballet combination, a modern dance combination, and a jazz dance combination. The barre and combinations will be given by Eastern Michigan University dance faculty. Dancers are encouraged to wear footless tights with ballet slippers to ensure an easy transition from the ballet section of the audition to the modern. You may also want to bring jazz shoes for the jazz portion of the audition.

Beginning at 10:30, each student will perform a 2-3 minute solo. The dance should be choreographed by you and may be in the modern dance, ballet, jazz, or hip-hop genre. Please wear your audition attire for the performance (no costumes). Your music should be the only music selection on a CD, clearly labeled with your name and the title of your solo.

When you arrive on the EMU campus, we suggest that you park in the Alexander Parking Lot, next to the music building. Parking for our Audition Day guests is free; simply bring your parking stub to the registration table for validation. We look forward to seeing you on Audition Day at EMU!

Directions to Alexander Music Building

Weather: In the unlikely event that the University is closed, Audition Day will be rescheduled.

The Department of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344 • Faculty Resources