Event Summary

Dance Scholarship Audition Day

Sunday, January 27, 2019
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Status: Registration Closed

As a DeSales Dance Department candidate, you must apply and be accepted academically and artistically. To be accepted artistically into the dance department you must audition and interview with our dance faculty during our annual Scholarship Audition Day hosted on the DeSales University campus.

Dance Department Scholarship Audition/Interview Day

The DeSales University Dance Department will be hosting a Scholarship Audition/Interview date for our dance candidates who have already applied thru the DeSales admissions process. We will be holding auditions on Saturday, January 19th from 11:30am-4:00pm. Please arrange to stay the entire duration of our day. To register for your chance to audition for the program and talent scholarship opportunities, click *Register.*

What to Prepare

The DeSales Dance Department audition will consist of a ballet dance class followed by a modern dance class. Also, our dance faculty members will conduct informal interviews with each dance candidate. Please bring attire that will help you feel comfortable dancing in both ballet and modern styles. We recommend (although not required) pink tights and black leotard for ballet, hair in a bun (at least pulled back and out of your face) and footless tights for modern. Ballet slippers for ballet and bare feet for modern. Please no baggy or loose fitting clothes, we want to see your alignment and posture. No dangling jewelry and no chewing gum.

We ask that you also send a picture, resume, writing sample answering the question. “Why Do You Want to Study Dance at DeSales University,” and one letter of recommendation from a dance teacher prior to your audition. Ifyou have not sent these items in already, you may bring these items with you when you arrive.


If you have further questions or if you cannot attend the scholarship day, please reach out to Ricky Oliver, the Director of Recruitment for the Performing Arts Division at ricky.oliver@desales.edu or by phone, 610-282-1100 ext. 1949.