Dance Applicants

Students interested in the Dance program are welcome to participate in an open house and placement audition. Applicants are encouraged to attend the open house in New York City, but those who cannot attend can submit a video audition for advanced placement.

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Open House and Placement Auditions

This year, the Dance program is hosting prospective Dance students at two combined department open house and placement audition events on February 7 and March 7. Those who attend the open house will enjoy light refreshments with representatives of the Dance program, take a guided tour of the New School campus, and experience a class with our faculty at New York Live Arts (formerly Dance Theater Workshop), 219 West 19th Street. This is an excellent opportunity for interested students to ask questions about The New School, Eugene Lang College, and the Dance program. Please register in advance for the February 7 event or the March 7 event.

Video/DVD Audition Submissions

If you cannot attend the open house, you can submit a video audition for advanced placement in the program. Be sure your video is

  • In standard DVD or VHS format or posted on YouTube or Vimeo
  • Ten to twenty minutes long
  • Labeled with your name and "Eugene Lang College Dance Placement Audition"

Part 1: a short demonstration of class exercise and phrase work, which can present a combination of genres and styles (5-10 minutes in length)

Part 2: two to three solo works, either self-choreographed or choreographed by an instructor, highlighting your strengths and personal style (5-10 minutes in length) 

Submitting YouTube and Vimeo audition videos: 

Email a link to your audition video. Include your full name, address, and student ID number in the body of the email.

Mail DVD/VHS submissions to:

Eugene Lang College
Attn. Jennifer Riegle
65 West 11th Street, room 353
New York, NY 10011