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BFA Auditions

BFA Audition Dates

  • November 15, 2017 Audition, application deadline is October 20, 2017 — CLOSED
  • January 17, 2018 Audition, application deadline is December 8, 2017 —CLOSED
  • February 14, 2018 Audition, application deadline is February 2, 2018  —OPEN

How to Arrange for a BFA Audition

Please complete the online School of Dance Application. Be sure to list your preference for an audition date. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to a campus map, along with any further information you may need. There are no campus facilities for the accommodation of visitors. Tallahassee offers a wide variety of hotel and motel choices.

  1. Fill out the online School of Dance Application.
  2. All applicants must submit a full length photograph of yourself in practice clothes. The photograph is not used as a criterion of admission; it functions as a memory aid for the adjudication committee.
  3. Please mail all of the above materials to the School of Dance prior to the audition.

Undergraduate Application

School of Dance Audition Application

Please submit all materials to:
BFA Auditions
School of Dance
202 Montgomery Hall
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2120

Audition Schedule

  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am Check-in for Audition
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am BFA information session for dancers and family members
  • 9:00 am Building tours for parents
  • 9:00 am – 9:20 am Auditionees prepare for first class
  • 9:20 am – 10:50 am First class (45 minutes of ballet, 45 minutes of modern)
    • Note: MFA/MA participate in the class with the undergraduates.
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 am Second class (same as above)
    • Note: Undergraduates only.
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am MFA/MA meet for creative project assignments
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch Break (MFA/MA)
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch Break (BFA)
  • 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Individual Solos
    • (MFA/MA – Creative Projects; BFA – Prepared Solos)
    • For Freshman/Sophomore dancers auditioning for the BFA program, the choreography may be their own or by someone else; Junior/Senior transfer students must be prepared to perform their own choreography.
    • Dancers should bring an audio device with 3.55mm audio jack.
    • Solos should be 1-2 minutes in length.
    • Prepared solo should be of dancer’s own original choreography.

Notification of audition results will be emailed to the auditioning dancers in writing within approximately two weeks of the audition.