The Dance Department is very excited about the varied curriculum and many opportunities that it will be able to offer you should you choose Goucher College. Whether a dance major or not, all admitted students may take any dance course appropriate for their level. Admitted students may audition for scholarship consideration.

Auditions for the 2013/2014 academic year will take place on March 2 and 3, 2014.  The audition offers an opportunity for prospective students to observe our program and for our faculty to evaluate students for scholarship consideration.

Audition slots fill quickly; therefore we encourage an early application to ensure all paperwork is complete so your audition may be scheduled. Please note the application deadline below. Prospective students will receive an e-mail from the Dance Department confirming their audition date in mid-February.

Students wishing to be considered for scholarship must complete the Scholarship in the Arts - Dance application.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

Sample Audition Schedule (Subject to Change)

8 - 8:30 a.m.

Check in, conversation with dance majors

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Meet with Chair and Dance faculty

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Ballet class.  All dancers have the option of taking class en pointe.

For parents- Coffee and information session with admissions and financial-aid representatives

11 a.m. - Noon

Modern class

Noon - 1 p.m.

Lunch break

1 p.m.

Individual interview and performance of solo, not to exceed 1.5 minutes. 






How to Arrange an Audition

  1. You must have your Application for Admission on file before an audition can be scheduled.
  2. You must complete the Scholarship in the Arts - Dance.  Be sure to list your audition date preferences.  Upon receipt of your completed application, we will send a confirmation of receipt by email. You will receive a separate email in mid-February confirming your audition date.
  3. The audition will consist of a ballet technique class, a modern technique class, a brief interview, and the presentation of a solo no longer than 1.5 minutes. (A CD player and iPod jack will be provided for solo music; iPods are preferable). No one is permitted to observe the audition classes. The audition is observed and recorded by the faculty for future reference.
  4. We believe applicants present themselves most effectively in person, but we will consider a video audition.  See Scholarship in the Arts - Dance application for video submission requirements.

Audition Apparel

Women's Attire

Men's Attire

Pink or skin-toned tights

Footless tights

Footless tights


Black or solid-colored leotard

White T-shirt

Ballet shoes

Leotard or unitard

Hair securely fastened

Soft Ballet Shoes

Pointe shoes optional


Results and Notification

Students applying for scholarship consideration will be notified of the results in early April.