Audition and Scholarship Information

Admittance into the Department of Dance is based on talent and potential as demonstrated in the audition. Applicants must be admitted academically into Brenau University in addition to successfully passing the dance audition to declare a major in Dance. Applicants will receive their artistic decision within 2-3 weeks of the audition. Audition results will be communicated by email and in a formal letter to auditionees. Any talent based scholarship recommendations will be outlined in the acceptance letter.
Once admitted into the dance program, students may elect to pursue the Bachelor of Arts in dance with one of the following concentrations: ballet, modern dance, jazz/musical theatre, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, or Dance/Movement Therapy. Students may also choose to pursue a double major or dual degree in another subject but must declare dance as their primary major.

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Audition Dates:

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The October 13 audition will take place during our annual Days of Dance event for high school students. Seniors in high school may register to audition during Days of Dance.

For more information on Days of Dance and how to register both for the event and the talent-based scholarship audition, please see our event page here: https://www.brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/dance/day-of-dance.

To fully register for the Days of Dance audition, please send the completed Dance Scholarship and Technique Placement Form (located below) and a photo of yourself in dance clothing performing first-arabesque (for identification purposes) to danceinfo@brenau.edu by Wednesday, October 9. If you would like to audition but cannot attend the full Day of Dance event, or if registration for Day of Dance is full, please email danceinfo@brenau.edu to see if you may be able to sign up for the audition only.

Saturday, January 25, 2020: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

Auditions will be followed by interviews with Dance faculty. The auditions will take place in the Fitness Center, Dance Studio 108 (800/810 Brenau Lane, Gainesville, GA 30501).

To register for this audition, please send the completed Dance Scholarship and Technique Placement Form (located below) and a photo of yourself in dance clothing performing first-arabesque (for identification purposes) to danceinfo@brenau.edu by Thursday, January 23.

The January 25 audition will take place as part of Brenau’s Winter Weekend visitation event. For more information on Winter Weekend, or to register for Winter Weekend, please contact our Admissions Office at admissions@brenau.edu.

Saturday, March 14, 2020: 2:15-4:15 p.m. 

Auditions will be followed by interviews with Dance faculty. The auditions will take place in the Fitness Center, Dance Studio 108 (800/810 Brenau Lane, Gainesville, GA 30501).

To register for this audition, please send the completed Dance Scholarship and Technique Placement Form (located below) and a photo of yourself in dance clothing performing first-arabesque (for identification purposes) to danceinfo@brenau.edu by Thursday, March 12.

The March 14 audition will take place as part of Brenau’s Brenau Bound visitation event. For more information on Brenau Bound, or to register for Brenau Bound, please contact our Admissions Office at admissions@brenau.edu.

Saturday, April 18, 2020: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Auditions will be followed by interviews with Dance faculty. The auditions will take place in the Fitness Center, Dance Studio 108 (800/810 Brenau Lane, Gainesville, GA 30501).

To register for this audition, please send the completed Dance Scholarship and Technique Placement Form (located below) and a photo of yourself in dance clothing performing first-arabesque (for identification purposes) to danceinfo@brenau.edu by Thursday, April 16.

Please see the bottom of this page for information on how to submit an electronic video audition. Electronic auditions should be emailed to danceinfo@brenau.edu.

 

If you would like to discuss the possibility of an individual audition, please email danceinfo@brenau.edu.

Brenau Fitness Center, Studio 108
721 Spring Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
 
Brenau East Campus Studios
1001 Chestnut St.
Gainesville, 30501
Map & Directions to East Campus

 

Audition and Scholarship Information

Dance-Scholarship-and-Technique-Placement-Audition-Form-2019-2020_Updated (Document)

All prospective dance majors must audition to be considered as a dance major and for a scholarship. The audition will be used for faculty to place students in the appropriate technique class level, to advise students in their pursuit of a dance degree, and to assess students for the possibility of being awarded a talent-based scholarship. Those being considered for scholarship will participate in a brief interview with faculty following the audition. Recipients of dance scholarships will receive a contract of expectations including the expectation to register for technique and repertoire classes every semester. Participation in faculty and guest choreography and/or as a company member of the Gainesville Ballet Company is required. Dance scholarships are part of the total aid package and will be announced by the Office of Financial Aid.

Auditions include a ballet technique class, modern dance and jazz dance center combinations, and an improvisation problem. An interview is part of the audition process. Interviews are held after the audition class. If the student is unable to attend any of the audition dates, it is possible to audition by video (email danceinfo@brenau.edu for information). However, an audition in person is preferred.

The completed Dance Scholarship and Audition Form (Document) and a full-body photo of the applicant in dance clothing performing first arabesque should be submitted prior to the audition. The photo is for the purpose of audition identification only; please do not use a performance picture in costume or make-up.

We strongly encourage you to visit the campus before making a final college decision. Schedule a tour to see the campus, visit with an Admissions Specialist, meet a dance faculty member, talk with a current dance major, and find a home for your next extraordinary experience! Contact an Admissions Specialist at admissions@brenau.edu or call 770.534.6100 or 1.800.252.5119.

For electronic submissions, please see the Electronic Submission document for more information.

 

Training for the Audition

Dancers should currently be training at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of three years and must have a working knowledge and understanding of the following principals:

  • Proper placement
  • Coordination and épaulement
  • Weight shifting
  • Adaptability
  • Musicality

 

Click HERE for a complete list of FAQs and scholarship information.

 

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General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100