Dance Admissions

Overview

All prospective Dance Majors and Dance Minors 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/minor 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

We do not have any on-campus auditions scheduled for the 2020-2021 School Year.

To present a video audition, please submit through "Acceptd" using the USF video audition guidelines. 

Applications can be submitted starting September 1, 2020.

If you have any questions about auditions, please email kdlangdon@usf.edu 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.

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.

Contact Us

The theatre and dance academic advisor can help you with questions about our admissions process and/or programs. Please contact Nadine Niforos nniforos@usf.edu.