Prepare a 2-4 minute dance solo demonstrating a wide range of your dance technique and artistry. It may be a dance you choreographed or a dance someone has choreographed for you. (Please be sure to credit the choreographer.) If you have skills in more than one dance form (jazz, modern, ballet, tap etc.) you may wish to present two separate shorter pieces to demonstrate your talent. Technical prowess, presence, musicality, expression and performance quality will be evaluated to determine admittance to the Department of Dance as well as talent awards.
On the day of your audition:
- Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to you scheduled appointment time and warm up.
- Bring your music on CD or iPod.
- Wear a leotard and tights or other form-fitting clothes with appropriate shoes. Please do not wear skirts, T-shirts, shorts, sweats or costumes.
Supplemental Materials Required from all Dance Major Applicants: The following materials are required by the Department of Dance of all candidates for department admission and are to be provided directly to the department. Please bring these with you to your in-person audition, or upload these materials with your video audition. Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your CommonApp ID (if available) at the top of all of the following items.
This should include your training, teachers, performance and choreographic experience. Include the names of theatres and directors you have worked with, as well as any media work you have done. You may want to include awards and any summer scholarships you have received.
Write a goal statement up to one page in length, briefly describing why you would like to study at Chapman and your long-term career goals. For example: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
One Letter of Recommendation
The letter should come from your most recent dance instructor or a professional with whom you have worked.
All we need is a photo to identify you. Professional headshots or dance photos are not necessary.
Please do not provide any additional materials. They will not be reviewed and cannot be returned. In addition, it is your responsibility to ensure all other application documents required by the Office of Admission are submitted as outlined on the Undergraduate Application Checklist. Admission decisions are not made until applications have been completed and processed in their entirety. Your application is considered incomplete until you have completed your audition.