About Graduate Auditions

Upcoming Auditions

M.A. and M.F.A. Graduate Auditions will be held on Friday, January 28,
2022.

Graduate Auditions and Interviews

The audition process will include the following events offered virtually through Zoom:

  • Welcome announcements by the Chair and faculty introductions
  • A dance technique class
  • A meeting with current M.F.A. students
  • A meeting with the M.A. and M.F.A. Program Coordinators
  • Individual faculty interviews

The Recruitment Coordinator will provide an updated schedule and Zoom links to applicants prior to the audition.

No later than two weeks prior to the audition, applicants should submit an audition video as a YouTube or Vimeo link by email to dancerecruitment@twu.edu, including the password if password protected. The video should include the following two items: a 5-10 minute teaching video and a 3-5 minute solo performance.

Teaching Video

For the 5-10 minute teaching video, teach to the video camera as though the camera was your student.

The purpose of this portion of the audition is for applicants to demonstrate their ability to communicate movement ideas, qualities, and technical aspects of a movement combination designed for a technique class. Each applicant will have ten minutes maximum to teach. You are not required to use the entire ten minutes, unless necessary to accomplish your teaching goal. Before teaching the phrase, briefly explain the purpose or objective of the combination and the intended technique level.  During your teaching we will evaluate your ability to:

  • Use images to express qualitative aspects of the phrase.
  • Clearly explain and demonstrate movement.
  • Use your voice effectively.
  • Utilize safe teaching practices.
  • Integrate verbal cues with moving to maintain an appropriate teaching pace.

The choreography of your phrase will be evaluated only in terms of its appropriateness for the indicated technique level and consistency with your stated objectives.

While this portion of the audition is required for everyone, it will be given special consideration for those who are applying for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

Solo Performance

Solos should be 3 - 5 minutes in length.  They may be a complete work or an excerpt from a larger work. Choreography may be your own or that of another choreographer, however, applicants for the M.F.A. choreography program should perform a solo of their own choreography. The choreography can be in any choice movement style. Please provide credit information in the video link.

The solo performance is optional for M.A. applicants. Please let the Recruitment Coordinator know if you are an M.A. applicant and would like to perform a solo.

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