University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Undergraduate Admissions

Passing the Dance Entrance Audition (On-Campus or Video) is required for entrance into the Dance BA or BFA degree programs. If unsuccessful, students may re-audition, but are limited to auditioning twice per academic year (via any method).

Transfer students must complete a minimum of half of the required dance credits while in residence at UWM in order to graduate. The exact total is available upon admission to the program. Transcript evaluation by a dance advisor is required before placement into dance major courses.

Undergraduate Admissions


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Admission to the Department of Dance is contingent on acceptance to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Apply online at: apply.wisconsin.edu

For information on admission to the MFA in Performing Arts: Dance, the Early Childhood through Adolescence teacher certification program and the Somatics Minor, please click on their respective links on the right.

2016-17 On-Campus Entrance Audition Dates

Saturday, November 5 (Spring 2017 & Fall 2017)
Saturday, February 18 (Fall 2017)
Saturday, April 1 (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018)

Reservations for auditions will open October 1, 2016. If you have questions before then please contact dance-admission@uwm.edu.

UWM priority application deadline is March 1. Dance Incoming Student Scholarships are awarded based on the entrance audition’s technique classes, writing sample and performance, and are faculty-nominated. Scholarships may not be available after the UWM priority application deadline (March 1).

Video Audition for 2016 Entry

Video Audition (only with prior authorization via email to dance-prosp@uwm.edu) consists of online form with writing sample, 5 min each of two contrasting dance techniques and 2-3 minutes of performance video (DVD or URL in online form). Video submission of online form and all supporting materials are due 4 weeks prior to the start of the requested semester.

To apply via the video audition process (after authorization), prospective students must:
a) Complete the online form, including writing sample, educational and artistic history, and work sample descriptions and URLs.
b) Submit separate copies of their high school and/or college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for this purpose). Transcripts and/or DVDs should be sent to dance-prosp@uwm.edu or UWM Dance Admission, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Dress code for Audition (On-Campus or Video)

Technique class clothing must be form-fitting in solid colors only, and cover the full torso and leg to the knee. Undergarment support required as appropriate (dance belts or tight-fitting briefs for men, supportive bras for women). Footwear requirements as appropriate (ballet slippers, tap or jazz shoes, etc). Be prepared to dance barefoot during the modern and/or African-Caribbean portions of the audition.