The dance progam offers frequent opportunities for students to perform in works by faculty members, guest artists, graduate students, and undergraduates. Performances are produced throughout the year and auditions are open to currently enrolled CU students. In addition to performances, auditions and level placement are held for some classes and for the BFA degree track. 

Incoming Student Auditions

  • Prospective students interested in pursuing the BFA in Dance track are required to audition for admission
    • High School Dance Day and the BFA/Scholarship Audition will take place virtually on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 starting at 9:15 am MST
  • Prospective students interesting in the BA in Dance track do not need to audition for admission but should be prepared to audition for technique classes

Current Student Auditions

There are currently no open auditions. Please check back for updates regarding Spring 2021.

Auditions for Technique Classes

10:00 AM Technique

Auditions for new students and level placement for returning students will be held during the first week of class for both fall and spring semesters. If new students are not accepted into the 10:00 AM technique class (DNCE 2021, 3041 or 4061) they will be encouraged to re-audition the following semester. To progress in the dance curriculum, students must place in the 10:00 AM daily technique class at least one semester during the first year in the dance program.  Students cannot enroll in subsequent theory courses until having placed in the 10:00 AM daily technique class. After each audition and level placement, students will be advised of their appropriate class placement in order to enroll in the correct technique course.

Major Classes

All DNCE classes ending in a “1” are considered major technique classes but are open to any student enrolled in classes at CU. Some of those classes, such as Intermediate and Advanced Ballet, Intermediate Hip-Hop, Pointe, Advanced Jazz, and Repertory, require a pre-audition screening to take place before students are allowed to enroll in the course. Courses with an 800 section number are controlled enrollment and either require department consent or an audition to enroll. See notes in course scheduling.

For More Information

Questions regarding technique and major class auditions can be addressed to the Undergraduate Director of Dance. Upcoming audition questions may be addressed to the individual choreographer(s).