All prospective Dance Majors must audition during the year prior to their first semester to be placed into the Dance Program. The dance faculty places great value on each student’s individual potential in dance as well as in academic success. Acceptance as a USF Dance Major is contingent upon both the acceptance by the University of South Florida and by the Dance Department through the audition process.
To declare a major in dance, the student must place into at least the level I in both ballet and modern dance. If placed in fundamentals, the student cannot declare a major in dance.
Admission into the BFA in Dance Performance program
Dance majors pursuing the BFA in Dance Performance must participate in a secondary admissions procedure. After being accepted into the dance program, prospective BFA students will be evaluated following the completion of their first year. Formal acceptance into the BFA program will be based on technical ability, performance qualities and academic standards.
Dance Auditions for Admission
In-Person Auditions Dates for 2024 - 2025 School Year
Friday, October 27, 2023 - Registration Closes Oct 25
Friday, November 17, 2023 - Registration Closes Nov 15
Friday, January 19, 2024 - Registration Closes Jan 17
Friday, February 23, 2024 - Registration Closes Feb 21
Register for In-Person Audition (Registration Opens July10)
Submit a video audition, through "Acceptd" using the USF video audition guidelines. - Opens Sept 5 - Closes April 1
If you have any questions about auditions, please email email@example.com for assistance.
You can audition for the Dance Program first, then Apply to USF. The audition determines your class placement, if you are accepted to USF. We encourage you to apply to USF as soon as possible to be considered for departmental support. Make sure you select Dance as your major when applying to USF.
Acceptance as a USF Dance Major is contingent upon both the acceptance by the University of South Florida and by the Dance Department through the audition process.
Please note: Due to early deadlines for out-of-state financial aid, we suggest that out of state prospective majors audition by November.
The theatre and dance academic advisor can help you with questions about our admissions process and/or programs. Please contact advising at Theatre and Dance Advising.