Dance Auditions

All students pursuing the Dance program as a major must participate in an audition process to be accepted into the program. They will also declare the program as their major. An audition and declaration of the major allows students to be considered for a talent-based Dance program scholarship.

Students intending on minoring in dance may audition for acceptance into the minor, including consideration for a scholarship if they wish, and declare their minor in dance. To pursue the minor without consideration for a scholarship, in place of an audition, students can declare the minor and enroll in a Dance program studio-based dance course. Successful completion of the course with a passing grade serves as their acceptance into the minor.

Live auditions are held annually for incoming students. Virtual audition submissions are accepted when needed.

Audition Dates

  • November 21, 2020
  • January 30, 2021
  • February 13, 2021
  • February 27, 2021

What to Expect

Auditions will include:

  • Master dance class incorporating contemporary/modern, ballet and vernacular dance techniques taught by Westminster dance faculty
  • Improvisational prompts/responses
  • Self-choreographed solo performances (2-3 minutes)
  • Brief interview with Westminster dance faculty
  • Campus tour hosted by admissions (in-person or virtual)

For questions, email Meghan Wall, dance chair and assistant professor, at mwall@westminstercollege.edu.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Your audition allows you to be considered for a talent-based Dance program scholarship. Up to $4,000 per year for Fall 2021 first-year dance students is available. To receive the scholarship for the current and/or following years, you are required to participate in select dance classes, performances, and service/production hours for the program. To be considered for scholarship you must have:

Additionally, all first-year and transfer students who apply to Westminster are automatically considered for Westminster merit-based scholarships and awards. And, if you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you will be considered for income-based institutional grants.

For questions about Dance program scholarships, please contact Meghan Wall, dance program chair, at mwall@westminstercollege.edu.

Register for Your Audition