Dance Audition Reservation

In addition to being admitted to UK, a successful audition is required to be declared a dance major. Applications for admission to the University of Kentucky, as well as application deadline and materials information, are available on the UK Admissions site. Auditions will be conducted fully online via Zoom this year. Students may dance anywhere - living room, backyard, kitchen, driveway, someplace safe where they feel comfortable to display their skills - as long as they have internet access and the ability to join a Zoom call with video. During the audition, prospective students will demonstrate their knowledge of ballet, jazz, modern, and improvisation movement based phrases and exercises. The audition culminates with an individual interview meeting with a faculty member. To learn more about what to expect and wear please see the B.A. in Dance page.

2022-2023 Entry Auditions

November 6, 2021
February 12, 2022
(students at this audition may attend the Music and Dance concert in the evening)

Schedule

  • 8:00-8:30 - check-in (Guignol Lobby)
  • 8:30-9:15am - meeting with instructors, UK students, candidates and parents/guardians. Q and A
  • 9:15-10:00 Ballet
  • 10:15-11:00 modern
  • 11-11:30 jazz 
  • 11:30- 12:00 improvisation
  • Lunch 12:00-1:15
  • Interviews
ONLY PROVIDE IF KNOWN. If you have your student Wildcard ID, this number should be listed along the bottom. If you have your acceptance materials, this number should be listed in your link blue information. Otherwise, if you do not know your UK ID number, please leave this blank to prevent confusion.
Current GPA for current students; final GPA as of graduation for transfer students and high school graduates.

PLEASE REMEMBER: The video DVD or links to your audition materials, and other required documents, must be received no later than May 1st for entrance in the following fall semester.

Submitting this form is just the first step in a remote audition. To review video audition requirements, please see the B.A. in Dance page.

Mail Submissions

Susie Thiel, Director of Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance
114 Fine Arts Building
Lexington, KY 40506

Electronic Submissions

susie.thiel@uky.edu
Subject Line – Audition Materials