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Dance Audition Information

We are excited to hear of your interest in our dance program! We are holding several auditions for Fall 2020 degree seeking candidates throughout the year. It is highly recommended that prospective students apply to the university before auditioning for the dance program.

Below you will find information about how to prepare for your audition. Please note, this audition is necessary for prospective Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates, however Bachelor of Arts candidates are also encouraged to attend. If you’d like to learn more about our program, auditions, and degree offerings, please contact Tricia Zweier.

Tricia Zweier, Associate Professor of Dance Janet Strzelec, Dance Program Chair
(636) 949-4547 (636) 949-4306
tzweier@lindenwood.edu jstrzelec@lindenwood.edu

Dance Program Audition Dates

 Date Event Location
November 2, 2019 Chicago National Association of Dance Masters College Fair* DoubleTree Hotel, Chicago-Oakbrook, Illinois
November 8, 2019 High School Dance Day and Audition Day Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
November 10, 2019 Regional University Audition The Grandel, St. Louis, MO
February 26, 2020 National High School Dance Festival* Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
February 28, 2020 Lindenwood Winter Dance Audition Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
April 17, 2020 Lindenwood Spring Dance Audition Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
To Be Arranged On Campus Private Audition Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

*November 2 Audition Event

*November 10 Audition Event

*February 26 Audition Event

We also invite students to audition privately throughout the year. Please email Tricia Zweier at tzweier@lindenwood.edu to schedule your audition. It is the Dance Program's preference that students audition as early in the season as possible. Submit audition materials at least two weeks prior to the desired audition date.

Students choosing to audition in the spring (January - April), or privately, will follow this schedule.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Ballet with Janet Strzelec
In addition to ballet shoes,
Women: leotard, tights.
Men: Bike shorts or fitted pants, fitted tee-­‐shirt.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Contemporary with Tricia Zweier 
Women: leotard, tights, or leggings.
Men: Bike shorts or fitted pants, fitted tee-­‐shirt.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch with current dance students

Beginning at 1:30 p.m. - Solo Performances

The solo may or may not be choreographed by the auditioning dancer and should be approximately one minute in length. Please bring any music you may be using for your piece on a CD, iPod, or phone. 

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Group Q&A for students, parents, and dance faculty and tour of the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts

7:30 p.m. (Optional) - Attend The Dance Concert

Student Information

Select the choice that applies
Choose One (Please note there is a chance that the Winter Dance Concert will sell out. In this case, we will be happy to save tickets for you for our Spring Dance Concert.
How did you hear about the Lindenwood University Dance Program? (Check all that apply)

Please attach the following:

1) Resume
2) Headshot
3) One Letter of Recommendation
4) Statement of Purpose: 200-250 word double-spaced typewritten statement of purpose. This statement should include the applicant's reason for wanting to earn a degree in dance, current range of career goals, and general comments upon the value of dance training to the individual.

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