There is no formal audition to be accepted into the Department of Dance. All students who are accepted into UNLV can declare a dance major and will be placed into the Pre-BFA program. The first-year curriculum of all degree tracks is the same.
Acceptance into the BFA in Performance and Choreography track is by audition. Students must attend both technique placements and the Performance and Choreography auditions on the same day in order to be properly evaluated for the program. Candidates for this program must audition every time during their first year of enrollment until they are accepted into the program. We highly recommend that students audition prior to the first semester of enrollment, as the auditions also determine inclusion into the Dance Faster program.
If interested in a Production and Management degree, students are required to attend placement auditions, and instead of a formal audition, there will be a short interview with faculty on production related topics. If the student has a portfolio of past production projects, this would be a great opportunity to present it.
Please note that after the first year, students are expected to be enrolled in either the Performance and Choreography track or the Production and Management track. If a student does not pass the Performance and Choreography audition after the first year, it is expected that the student consults with advisors and moves into another degree track, where the student will be successful and graduate in a timely manner.
BFA for the Professional Dancer candidates should reach out to the department at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm if auditions are needed.
Please visit our events page to confirm dates, times, and requirements of Performance and Choreography and placement auditions.