Audition dates for students matriculating Fall, 2014:
November 15, 2013 and February 7, 2014
If you have a conflict with both of these dates, private auditions will be seen during the week of March 3-7, 2014.
Please apply early to ensure a spot!
If you have been granted an audition with the IU Contemporary Dance Program congratulations! You can only audition for the program if you have completed the application. (Visit Application for all instructions.) Be sure to follow the instructions below to assist in your performing an excellent audition.
- If you have been granted an audition you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. A letter will be sent via postal mail confirming your audition date. Applicants that have submitted a paper copy will also receive confirmation of their audition date via postal mail. All auditionees should bring their confirmation letter to the audition.
- ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR THE DANCE MAJOR MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE AUDITION DATE. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER VIA POSTAL MAILPRIOR TO THE AUDITION. THIS LETTER MUST BE PRESENTED AT THE TIME OF THE AUDITION.
- Please report to room PH 161 between 9am – 10am for check-in on the date of the audition. A campus map will accompany your confirmation letter. Auditionees will have the opportunity to observe a contemporary dance technique class from 10:00am-11:30am in PH 161. There will also be a parent’s meeting at 10:15 in the Studio Theatre, in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Parents can accompany their children to PH 161 and then dance faculty will escort parents to the theatre building. The audition will begin promptly at 11:30am with a two hour technique class. The class will consist of a 45-minute ballet barre, followed by a practice in improvisation and an hour of contemporary dance technique. Box lunches will be served from 1:30pm – 2:15pm, at which time auditionees can also chat with current dance majors. Students should then be prepared to show a 1.5 minute solo in the modern/contemporary dance genre. Solos may be choreographed by the performers, or by a dance professional. A short concluding meeting will follow the audition, and dancers may then elect to view repertory rehearsals from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Faculty and current dance majors will also be available to answer questions at this time and provide an informal tour. Letters indicating audition results will be sent approximately two weeks following the audition.
ALL STUDENTS MUST OFFICIALLY APPLY AND BE ACCEPTED TO INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON PRIOR TO BEING ADMITTED TO THE KINESIOLOGY DANCE MAJOR. STUDENTS MAY AUDITION FOR THE MAJOR PRIOR TO OFFICIAL ADMISSION TO IU.
ADDITIONALLY, IN ADHERENCE TO UNIVERSITY POLICY, STUDENTS WHO PASS THE AUDITION PROCESS AND ARE ADMITTED TO INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON MUST COMPLETE 26 CREDIT HOURS WITH A GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 2.0 OR HIGHER IN ORDER TO BE OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED INTO THE DANCE MAJOR.
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Questions concerning the dance major and audition process may be directed to:
Elizabeth Shea, Director
IU Contemporary Dance Program
Lee Norvelle Center
275 N. Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405
IU Contemporary Dance | Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance | Lee Norvelle Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405 | (812) 855-7020