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Auditions & Admissions

BFA Audition Dates and Application

  • November 6, 2019: The audition roster for this date is OPEN, you are welcome to submit an audition application! There is no deadline to apply, but audition space is limited and granted in the order in which the applications are received. Submission of a university application (which is separate from the audition application) is required for admission to FSU, and students are advised to submit this application as soon as possible.
  • January 15, 2020: The audition roster for this date is OPEN, you are welcome to submit an audition application! There is no deadline to apply, but audition space is limited and granted in the order in which the applications are received. Submission of a university application (which is separate from the audition application) is required for admission to FSU, and students are advised to submit this application as soon as possible.
  • February 12, 2020: The audition roster for this date is OPEN, you are welcome to submit an audition application! There is no deadline to apply, but audition space is limited and granted in the order in which the applications are received. Submission of a university application (which is separate from the audition application) is required for admission to FSU, and students are advised to submit this application as soon as possible.

MFA and MA (Studio and Related Studies) Audition Dates and Application

  • November 5&6, 2019: The audition roster for this date is OPEN, you are welcome to submit an audition application! In addition to the audition application, students must also submit a university application, along with all supporting materials (statement of purpose, writing sample, resume/CV, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) prior to the audition. It is imperative that we receive your complete application with all supporting materials before you arrive for the audition. GRE scores are not required.
  • January 14&15, 2020: The audition roster for this date is OPEN, you are welcome to submit an audition application! In addition to the audition application, students must also submit a university application, along with all supporting materials (statement of purpose, writing sample, resume/CV, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) prior to the audition. It is imperative that we receive your complete application with all supporting materials before you arrive for the audition. GRE scores are not required.

MA (American Dance Studies) Application

  • The MA in American Dance Studies program does not require an audition. Students should first submit the department application (referred to as an audition application), and then proceed with submitting the university application. The university application – along with all supporting materials (statement of purpose, writing sample, resume/CV, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) – must be received by the dates listed below in order to be considered for fellowship and/or assistantship funding. GRE scores are not required.
  • In order to be considered for fellowship funding, ADS applicants must submit university applications by Friday, January 10, 2020.
  • In order to be considered for assistantship funding, ADS applicants must submit university applications by Monday February 10, 2020.
  • The final ADS program deadline, with funding not expected, is Friday, April 10, 2020.

School of Dance Audition Application

A formal audition is required for admission into the BFA, the MFA and the MA in Studio and Related Studies programs. Audition slots tend to fill quickly, therefore, we strongly encourage early submission of the School of Dance audition application in order to secure a slot on the desired audition date. If we cannot accommodate your application to attend your preferred audition because the audition has filled, we will be happy to place you in the next available audition if it is not already full. If the last remaining audition is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Prospective students who have secured an audition slot will receive a confirmation letter emailed from the School. Please print out the letter and bring it with you in the event that verification is needed. Do not attend an audition if you have not received our confirmation email.

PLEASE NOTE: Admission to Florida State University is becoming increasingly competitive! Please submit your application to the University as soon as possible. Both acceptance by the University and acceptance by the School of Dance through the audition process are required (BFA, MFA, MA in Studio and Related Studies).

For more information on admissions to Florida State University, please visit our Office of Admissions page.

Undergraduate FSU Application: https://admissions.fsu.edu/undergradapp/?app=freshman

Graduate FSU Application: https://admissions.fsu.edu/graduate/

Important Information Regarding Auditions:

  • Video auditions are not accepted.
  • Observers are NOT permitted during the actual audition classes.
  • Proper dancewear is expected for auditions:
    • For ballet:
      • Women: close-fitting appropriate dancewear, ballet slippers and/or pointe shoes.
      • Men: close-fitting appropriate dancewear and ballet shoes.
    • For contemporary dance:
      • Women: close-fitting appropriate dancewear and bare feet.
      • Men: close-fitting appropriate dancewear and bare feet.
  • Auditions for the BFA, the MA in Studio and Related Studies, and the MFA require a prepared solo.
  • 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 auditioning for the MFA and MA are expected to perform solos of their own original choreography.
  • Dancers should bring an audio device with 3.55mm audio jack.
  • Solos should be 1-2 minutes in length.

For additional information about the BFA and MFA/MA auditions and admissions process, including sample schedules for the auditions, please follow these links:

BFA Auditions/

MFA / MA Auditions