Dance Scholarship Auditions

The Dance Department proudly offers a diverse, challenging curriculum with numerous opportunities to perform, create, and expand your theoretical knowledge to be best prepared for your future. While students are not required to audition for acceptance into the college or our Dance Major and Minor programs, we offer opportunities for all applicants to audition for several talent scholarships.

To be eligible for consideration for a dance scholarship award, interested students must apply to the college by using the Common Application, submit our Dance Scholarship Application, and participate in an audition.


Scholarship Audition Details

Our Dance Scholarships are awarded based on submission of a dance scholarship application, an audition (either in-person, video recording, or at Dancewave)*, and the recommendation of the Dance faculty. All first-year applicants planning to major in dance are eligible to audition.

These annual scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000, with a potential value totaling a maximum of $4,000 to $40,000, and are awarded in addition to any other merit scholarship for which the student qualifies. (Scholarships cannot be combined with a Tuition Exchange or a Tuition Remission benefit from Goucher College.) 

Dance scholarships are renewed automatically each year provided students maintain full-time enrollment as a dance major in good academic standing until graduation or a maximum of eight semesters, whichever comes first.

Audition Options – All First-Year Applicants

The Dance faculty believes it is most advantageous to meet you in person for your audition. It not only provides an opportunity for us to meet you but for you to meet us by taking classes with the dance faculty, having lunch with current Goucher dancers, and touring the campus.

We certainly understand it might not be possible for everyone to make it to campus. If you cannot attend the audition on campus, we do provide a video submission option.

To be considered for a dance scholarship, all applicants must:

  1. Apply to Goucher College by completing the Common Application by January 15, 2024.
  2. Complete the Dance Scholarship Application by January 25, 2024. (Please Note: Within the Dance Scholarship application, you will be asked to confirm your audition type: in-person, video, or at Dancewave.)
  3. Complete the Audition (either in-person, via video submission, or at Dancewave)
  4. All applicants who audition will be contacted via email with scholarship results in late February.