How to Apply to the Dance Department
Students must gain acceptance to the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as pass the audition to major in dance at UW-Madison. The process for admission includes the following:
Choose an audition day.
Students must audition to be admitted. Auditions are held twice a year, once in February and once in November.
Audition days and application deadlines for admission
Audition: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:00am-1:00pm
Apply by: November 1
Audition: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:00am-1:00pm
Apply by: February 1
- Apply to UW-Madison.
Students must apply for admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison by visiting the Admissions page.
- Apply to the Dance Department.
- A Dance Department application form (PDF) -- Downloadable as a PDF file, or contact the Dance Department Admissions Coordinator for a paper copy.
- Two recommendations (PDF) -- Have two different people who can recommend you based on your dance abilities fill out the recommendation form. Downloadable as a PDF file, or contact the Dance Program Admissions Coordinator for a paper copy.
- Complete an audition.
The Dance Department will notify you of your specific audition time at least one week preceding the date you have chosen on your application.
Your audition will consist of studio classes in ballet and modern dance -– both an hour long -– followed by a short presentation and question-and-answer period in the theater. A facilities tour and warm-ups will precede the studio classes. Faculty and staff will be on hand to talk with you and your parents/guardians and answer any questions you may have.
If we may ever answer any questions about UW-Madison or about majoring in dance in general, please don't hesitate to contact Karen McShane-Hellenbrand
We look forward to seeing you at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!
Dance Program Admissions Coordinator:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1483