Undergraduate Admission & Auditions

Undergraduate Admission & Auditions Photo by Nathan Sweet

Formal acceptance into the Modern Dance program (including incoming freshman majors, minors, and transfer students) is contingent upon being accepted into the University of Utah. University applications must be submitted by December 1 in order to be considered for all University wide scholarships and financial aid (for questions, contact Financial Aid at (801) 581-6211). You must have already been accepted into the University of Utah for the August audition. We encourage you to check with the Admissions Office for more information about the University application process and deadlines. Call (801) 581-7281, or click here.

Apply & Audition

To apply for admission to our program, please complete the Modern Dance Program Application for Admissions Form.
There will be a $50.00 (non-refundable) processing fee required for each auditionee, which should be included in the application submission.

APPLY ONLINE TO AUDITION FOR THE MODERN DANCE PROGRAM
PAY $50 AUDITION APPLICATION FEE

 

IF APPLYING VIA US MAIL, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION
If paying with a check, please make it out to:
The University of Utah School of Dance
Please send hard copy applications and checks to:
Attention - Glenda Staples
The University of Utah Modern Dance Program
330 South 1500 East, Rm 106
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Audition Dates for School Year 2017-2018

Friday, August 18, 2017
Check-in: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Orientation Meeting: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Audition: 9:30 – 12:30 pm

Audition Dates for School Year 2018-2019

Friday, January 19, 2018
Check-in: 11:00 – 11:35 am
Orientation Meeting: 11:40 – 12:00 am
Audition: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Check-in: 8:30 - 9 :00 am
Orientation Meeting: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Audition: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Friday, August 17, 2018
Check-in: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Orientation Meeting: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Audition: 9:30 – 12:30 pm

Registration takes place in the foyer of the Marriott Center for Dance, in the northeast area of the building. Those auditioning are required to attend a half hour orientation information meeting immediately following registration on each of the audition dates. Parents are encouraged to attend this orientation meeting as well. However, the actual audition is closed to anyone not auditioning.

The auditions will consist of a contemporary modern dance technique class, a ballet technique class, an improvisation class, an interview with the faculty, and the presentation of a 1-2 minute self-choreographed solo. Attendees using music must bring either an iPod or CD.

ALL auditions will be for acceptance and scholarship consideration, both for in-state and out-of-state students.

We encourage all students interested in auditioning for the program to contact the appropriate advisor listed below at least one week prior to the audition date. However, walk-ins are also welcomed.

Please note that audition dates and times are subject to change and we suggest calling the week of the audition to confirm these details. If you have additional questions about the audition, you may contact our office at (801) 581-7327.

Advisors

Pamela Geber Handman – Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Advisor for incoming Freshman Modern Dance Majors
 
(801) 587-9806

Satu Hummasti – Associate Professor
Advisor for incoming Transfer Students (Modern Dance Majors) and Dance Minors

(801) 581-4562

APPLY ONLINE TO AUDITION FOR THE MODERN DANCE PROGRAM
PAY $50 AUDITION APPLICATION FEE