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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (B.F.A) and 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.

  • All dance applicants should submit a video audition.
    • If you are attending an on-campus/in-person Dance Visit and Audition Experience, the solo will be assessed in-person; interviews will also take place in-person. Your Ballet and Modern exercises should still be uploaded with your application.
    • Dance applicants auditioning virtually should upload videos for the solo, ballet, and modern auditions; please also schedule a virtual interview time.
  • Dance Visit and Audition Experiences 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 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.
    • Registration for in-person and virtual visit sessions is required.

This CSU Dance program and audition application is for undergraduate applicants who are 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, you may sign up for your interview.

  • Applicants attending the on-campus Dance Visit and Audition Experience will interview during the event. Register for the on-campus experience here. 
  • Applicants auditioning virtually will schedule a Zoom interview; select your time slot after you submit your program application on this website.

Notification of audition results 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 successfully complete the degree program at an advanced and/or pre-professional level.

To be placed into the B.F.A., students should have professional quality dance training in both ballet and modern technique, be at the intermediate technical level, and have a fitness level which 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 experiences), performance of a one-minute solo, and submission of this completed audition application.

For any application questions, please email SMTD@colostate.edu. For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.