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Scholarship Auditions

The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance offers scholarships in two categories.

Incoming Freshman Dance Scholarship

We are very excited about recruiting talented students who would like to pursue a major in Dance at UNC Charlotte, located in one of the most culturally rich cities in the Southeast. Our department offers up to three individual scholarships of $4,000 distributed over four years for incoming freshmen. These awards consider students' financial need and potential to excel in the areas of dance. Scholarships are awarded to those interested in performance, choreography, and/or dance education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Before an audition, students must apply for University admission by November 1, 2013 and receive notice of acceptance by January 30, 2014.
  • Eligibility for scholarships is contingent upon acceptance to UNC Charlotte.
  • Applicants must demonstrate consistent growth in performance, choreography, and/or dance education.
  • GPA must be 3.0 or above
  • A completed scholarship application must be submitted to file in the Dance office no later than December 2, 2013.
  • Students must attend the Scholarship audition and interviews at UNC Charlotte on January 10, 2014.
  • Applicants should complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at upon application to the university.


The Incoming Freshman Dance Scholarship Application can be downloaded here. Please complete and return to the Department of Dance.

Once you have received confirmation that your application was received, register for the audition by emailing Dr. Takiyah Amin.  We'll also send you a campus map and anything else you might need to make your trip to UNC Charlotte easier.

In addition please register for the campus tour through the Admissions website:

Audition Schedule - January 10, 2014

The day’s agenda will give the opportunity for applicants to audition and learn about the Dance program at UNC Charlotte, tour the campus, and speak one on one with faculty and current students.


9:00 – 10:00 Meet and greet with faculty in the main lobby of Robinson Hall

10:00 – 12:00 Auditions*

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:45 Interviews

2:00 – 3:00 Campus Tour

4:15 – 5:45 Auditions for those interested in the Professional Training Certificate Program at North Carolina Dance Theatre (For more information and to sign up for this audition, please contact Delia Neil.)

*The two-hour Incoming Freshman Dance Scholarship audition class will consist of ballet technique, modern technique, and structured improvisation. A solo is not required. Female applicants should wear a leotard and tights or footless unitard. Male applicants should wear a t-shirt and tights or footless unitard, and a dance belt. All applicants should bring ballet slippers. Hair should be worn neatly groomed away from the face and long hair must be in a bun.  Jewelry should not be worn.


The Department of Dance provides innovation and leadership in the discipline through careful practices in performance, choreography, and teacher training that support the diverse perspectives of dance as a global art form.

Diversity Statement

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability. In keeping with this commitment, UNC Charlotte actively seeks to promote diversity in its educational environment through its recruitment, enrollment, and hiring practices.

 For more information, please contact Delia Neil.

One-Time Student Achievement Scholarship

The Department of Dance also offers scholarships to CONTINUING DANCE/DANCE EDUCATION MAJORS who have demonstrated consistent contribution to the Department and have made significant progress in dance and related studies.  These are one-time awards. Students may reapply each year.

In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

1.       Maintain full-time enrollment at UNC Charlotte

2.       Maintain status as a Dance or Dance Education Major for 2014-2015

3.       Maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

4.       Demonstrate consistent and substantive contributions to the Dance Department.

To apply, students must complete a cover page and provide the following:

1.      A letter describing how your participation in specific dance department activities have shaped your interest in furthering your growth in performance, choreography, dance education, and/or dance avocation

2.      A current resume

3.      An unofficial copy of your current transcript.

All materials must be submitted to the Dance Department administrator, Patricia Teal, by 12:00 noon Friday, March 24, 2014.

Recipients of the award will contribute the following to the Department of Dance:

1.     BA Dance Majors are required to audition for both Fall and Spring Dance Department student concerts. BA Dance Education Majors are required to audition for Dance Department student concerts during the semester they are not student teaching.

2.     All students will usher a minimum of 4 performances per academic year.

3.     All students will act as goodwill ambassadors or assistants in all dance related events, such as scholarship auditions, guest artist residencies, student performances, educational dance concerts, faculty concerts, and dance faculty searches, and will organize a student mentoring session for all majors and minors in collaboration with other award recipients.