Students seeking admission to the School of Theatre and Dance begin by applying for admission to the University, using the regular admissions procedure. When you fill out your admission application form, you will also select a date for a Dance Program audition, portfolio review or interview. More information about this process is outlined below. (If you later need to change your selected date, please contact the Head of the Dance Program, Sara Semonis, at email@example.com.)
2017-2018 Dance Program auditions on the Illinois State University campus:
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018 (not for scholarship consideration)
2018 Dance Program audition in Chicago, Illinois:
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1 p.m.
2853 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL
Dance Performance and Dance Teacher Education majors participate in the same audition.
All prospective Dance Performance or Dance Teacher Education students should prepare a solo dance or variation in the genre of their choice.
If you cannot attend one of the on campus auditions you may upload your audition electronically via Acceptd. A Skype or phone interview will also be required if uploading electronically. The submission must include the following:
Prospective students submitting electronic auditions must follow these guidelines:
Students are accepted into the Dance Education major within the School of Theatre and Dance on a rolling basis, contingent on admission by Illinois State University. Normally students are notified within two weeks whether or not they have passed their audition or portfolio review.
School of Theatre and Dance scholarship awards are announced after March 1.
2.53 - 3.32
Sequence requires an audition.
It is strongly recommended that students meet the Basic Skills Requirement prior to enrollment. Visit the College of Education's website for details on acceptable ACT or SAT scores which can be used to meet this requirement.