Dance Applicants

Required Items Checklist

  • Common Application
  • Two Supplemental Essays
  • Application Fee ($50)
  • High School Transcript
  • Official College/University Transcript(s)
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Standardized Test Scores or Graded Academic Paper
  • Audition (or video/DVD)

Students must apply to and be accepted into Eugene Lang College in order to be part of the dance program. An audition is also required for admission into the dance program. All auditions consist of both a ballet and modern technique class. All applicants should dress in appropriate dance attire. Auditions must be scheduled in advance. Email for more information.

Dance Open Houses/Auditions

This year, the dance program will hold four combined open house and audition events (two in the fall and two in the spring) for prospective dance students. Students will have a small, healthy breakfast with dance and admission representatives, go on a campus tour, and end the day at Dance Theater Workshop, where they will audition. Interested students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the arts and dance at Lang.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Register in advance for Dance Open House/Audition.

Video Tape Requirements

If you cannot attend an in-person audition, you may submit a videotape audition. Please be sure to meet the following requirements.

  • Standard VHS or DVD format
  • Length: 15­-20 minutes
  • Part 1:
    A short technical demonstration of ballet center work. The exercises can be short and executed on one side alone. Please include adagio, pirouettes en dehors, and en dedans, as well as petit and grand allegro. (5 minutes in length)
  • Part 2:
    A short technical demonstration of modern dance. Please include a warm up, across the floor, and a contemporary movement phrase. (5 minutes in length)
  • Part 3:
    Two to three contemporary solo works either self-choreographed or choreographed by an instructor. The solos should highlight your strengths and personal style. (5-10 minutes in length)
    Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
    Office of Admission
    ATTN: Katie Barton
    72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor
    New York, NY 10011