Dance Audition Information

The 2019-2020 Dance Audition Schedule:

Early Decision 1:

(Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision students may attend this audition)

Audition City Audition Date
New York City  Saturday, November 16, 2019
Early Decision 2: 

(Regular Decision students may attend this audition)

Audition City Audition Date
New York City Saturday, December 14, 2019
Regular Decision:
Audition City Audition Dates
Bari, Italy Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
Chicago, IL Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Miami, FL Saturday, January 18th, 2020
San Francisco, CA Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Los Angeles, CA Saturday, January 25th, 2020
New York City Friday, January 24, 2020
  Saturday, January 25, 2020
  Friday, January 31, 2020
  Saturday, February 1, 2020
  Friday, February 7, 2020
  Saturday, February 8, 2020
  Friday, February 14, 2020

(Dates are subject to change.)

How to Schedule an Audition at Tisch Dance:

  1. UNDERGRADUATES must apply via Common Application.  Within the week after submission, you will receive an email from Undergraduate Admissions with a link to schedule your audition.  
  2. GRADUATES should apply via Tisch Application. Within the week after submission, you will receive an email from Admissions with a link to schedule your audition. 
    If you have any questions, please call us at 212-998-1984

UNDERGRADUATE EARLY DECISION CANDIDATES must audition in person. No digital audition files will be accepted. International students wanting to audition digitally must apply under regular decision.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL TRANSFERS: While your application deadline is later than other applicants, please choose an audition date with the Regular Decision candidates.

Transfer Students:

Transfer applicants are strongly encouraged to audition on one of our scheduled audition dates. Please email to schedule an audition. 

  • Summer/Fall Internal Transfer: March 1
  • Summer/Fall External Transfer: April 1

Preparing for Your Audition

For NYC Auditions, please arrive 1 hour before the audition to complete paperwork, change, and warm up. Regional auditions should arrive promptly at the time indicated. Kindly bring the following materials to the audition:

  1. Admissions will email an Audition Form, kindy print it
    double-sided and fill out.
  2. 8” x 10” color dance photo in any position with your name
    on the back.
  3. A dance résumé.
Prepare a brief solo (2-3 minutes) in the dance form of your preference. Please bring music for your solo (ie: iPod, iPhone, MP3 player with CD as a backup). Please remove your passcode from your phone before the audition. 

Please dress in dance attire; i.e. leotards and tights of any color, leggings, or form fitting clothing. The audition is four steps: first, students will be given a ballet technique class, then a modern/contemporary round and if the applicant is selected, they will then proceed to the solo audition which is then followed by a personal interview.


New York University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance
111 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor 

(212) 998-1980 (General Number)
(212) 998-1984 (Audition Line)