Dance Major: Audition Requirements

It is preferred that students audition in person. Please click here to view the Dance Audition Tour schedule.

When applying, students should include a 5 x 7 photo taken in first arabesque. Students must audition in person (preferred), submit a recorded audition online at DecisionDesk, or send a standard DVD. Recorded audition presentations should be no longer than six minutes and must contain the following material:

  • Center - Grand Adagio including dévelopés in each position, promenades and pirouettes
  • Petit Allegro
  • Grand Allegro including jêtés, tour jêtés and tour en l’air (for men)
  • Pointe work including pirouettes, rêlevés and échappés
  • Solo - This should include a prepared solo of applicant’s choice lasting no longer than two minutes, showing the full range of abilities of the dancer
  • No barre work is required on the audition tape
Alternately, students may schedule a live audition on Interlochen's campus. Please contact the admission office at 231-276-7472 or to arrange a campus visit.

Required Audition Attire:

Females: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes, and hair in bun for ballet 
Males: White smooth-fitting T-shirt, black tights, white socks, white ballet shoes, and hair no longer than collar-length