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Dance Program Admission Auditions

Audition Requirements

Audition Application Materials

All applicants must submit the audition forms, available here in PDF format. The forms may be submitted electronically through email or hardcopy through US Mail.  Electronic submissions must be received by March 20, 2020.  As an applicant, you should also include a current full-length photograph of yourself in dance practice wear. The photograph is used to assist faculty in identifying you during your audition; it is not used as a criterion for admission.  

Audition Attire

Please be prepared to wear appropriate attire for your audition.

Women: For the ballet audition, please wear a black leotard and pink tights with feet, and ballet slippers, (or pointe shoes if you have pointe training.)  For the modern dance audition, please wear close-fitting appropriate dance wear and bare feet. 

Men: For the ballet audition, please wear a white leotard or t-shirt, black tights with feet, ballet shoes and white socks.  For the modern dance audition, please wear close-fitting appropriate dance wear and bare feet.

April 4th Audition Schedule

  • 11:30 a.m.  Applicant check in Room 109, McLaurin Hall.  Once you have checked in, you will be escorted to the changing room and the studio where auditions will be held.
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.  Studio space available for your individual warm-up
  • 12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.  Welcome from University dance faculty and audition committee
  • 1 p.m.-1:40 p.m.  Ballet portion of audition process
  • 1:50 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Modern dance portion of the audition process
  • 2:30 p.m. Question and Answer session

Additional Important Information

Observers are not permitted in the dance studio during the actual audition class.

Complimentary tickets to the Saturday performance of the Dance program's concert An Evening of Dance will be provided to all auditioning dancers and their families.  You are encouraged to attend.

For additional assistance in planning your visit to UL Lafayette, please look here for information on directions, parking, and other general visit information. 

If you wish to join the Dance program but are unable to attend this audition, you may be admitted conditionally to the program.  Please submit all audition forms by the March 22nd deadline, and include the conditional acceptance form located on the last page of the audition form packet.