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:

Applicants

  • 8 a.m. - Pick-up refreshments in Alexander Music Building and walk to the Dance Studio (room 106) in Warner Building with a current EMU dance student. 
  • 8:15–8:30 a.m. - Sign-in at the Dance Studio
  • 8:30–9:50 a.m. - Dance audition - modern dance combination
  • 10–11 a.m. - Dance audition - Classical ballet barre and combination
  • 11–11:30 a.m. - Dance audition - Solo
  • 11:30–11:50 a.m. - EMU Dance Program orientation and lunch (Dance Studio)
  • Noon–12:15 p.m. - Informal performance by EMU Dance majors and minors
  • 12:15–12:45 p.m. - Meet with current EMU students 
  • 12:45–1:45 p.m. - Campus mini-tour (Student Center, Halle Library, Pease Auditorium and Quirk Theatre)

Parents

  • 8 a.m. - Refreshments (Alexander Music Building lobby)
  • 8:30–9 a.m. - Welcome session (Alexander Recital Hall)
  • 9:30–10:30 a.m. - Information session with representatives from University Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing and Dining Services and Honors College
  • 10:30 a.m. - Walk to the Warner Building with a current EMU dance student (remain in waiting area until auditions have ended)
  • 11:30–11:50 a.m. - EMU Dance Program orientation and lunch (Dance Studio)
  • Noon–12:15 p.m. - Informal performance by EMU Dance majors and minors
  • 12:15–12:45 p.m. - Parents return to waiting area
  • 12:45–1:45 p.m. - Campus mini-tour (Student Center, Halle Library, Pease Auditorium and Quirk Theatre)

Auditions consist of a classical ballet barre and ballet combination, a modern dance combination and a two to three minute solo. 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 to the modern.

The dance solo 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 Alexander 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!

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