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Welcome to Colorado State University Dance

CSU Dance Degrees:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (B.F.A)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Education Concentration (B.F.A., Dance Education)
Bachelor of Arts in Dance (B.A.)

To receive full consideration for acceptance as a dance major from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, please complete this dance program application and audition video.

This CSU Dance program and audition application is for undergraduate applicants applying to the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance as a Dance major. This application is a request to audition and is not a guarantee of acceptance into the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance or Colorado State University.

Once your application is complete, including the solo, Modern phrase, and Ballet phrase video, interview time slots will become available. If you are attending the Dance Experience on campus, you do not need to sign up for a virtual time slot as interviews will be held during the event.

If you are not attending the on-campus Dance Experience, spring audition cycle interviews will be held at the following times:
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 5-6 p.m.

Audition result notifications are released within three weeks after completing both the audition and interview with the Dance faculty.

Audition Overview

The purpose of the audition is to assess training background, technical level, and the potential to complete the degree program at an advanced and/or pre-professional level.

To be placed into the B.F.A. in Dance and the B.F.A. in Dance - Dance Education Concentration, students should have professional quality dance training in both ballet and modern technique, be at the intermediate technical level, and have a fitness level that can withstand rigorous daily work throughout the semester. Other forms of previous dance training are applicable and highly encouraged. The audition includes a modern and ballet technique class with pointe (if you have pointe experience), the performance of a one-minute solo, and submission of this completed audition application.

Dance Experiences

CSU Dance Experiences are separate events from Dance Major Auditions. Dance Experiences enhance the audition process and are an opportunity for prospective students (high school juniors, seniors, transfer students, and current CSU students) to meet dance faculty and current dance majors. On-campus and online visit options are available. 

No matter if you come to campus or meet with us online, the Dance Experience itinerary includes an overview of our dance program, excerpts from our upcoming Dance Concert performed in our dance spaces, and teaching demonstrations by CSU Dance faculty for prospective students to observe or participate in. Prospective students (and parents/guardians) will have an opportunity to ask questions of the faculty and current students during a Q&A session. 

  • Applicants attending the on-campus Dance Experience in Nov. and Feb. can do their dance major audition interview during the event.
  • Applicants attending the on-campus Dance Experience will be able to perform their solo; however, solos should still be included in your application video.
  • Applicants interviewing virtually will schedule a Zoom interview; select your time slot after you submit your dance major program application on this website.
  • Register for Dance Experiences (Nov. 3-4, 2023 or Feb. 16-17, 2024)

For any application questions, please email For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.