Placement Audition

Mandatory Placement Audition and Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Audition

For All Dance Majors entering Fall 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
9:00 AM- 3:30 PM
UNC Charlotte, Robinson Hall
 
New Freshmen, Transfers, and current UNC Charlotte students who have not yet declared a dance major: Guarantee your place as a UNC Charlotte Dance Major for 2016-17. For information about Freshmen Scholarships, please click here.
 
We recommend that you apply for admission to UNC Charlotte by November 1, 2016. 
 
UNC Charlotte Dance is an open-admissions program that offers a comprehensive dance education in a liberal arts atmosphere.   Our Department has grown so much that we must offer placement in our technique classes, and therefore the opportunity to major in dance, first to those students who are best prepared for and suited to our departmentOur aim is to create a first year class (New freshman, transfers, and current UNC Charlotte students who are not yet dance majors) who will bring to the department a variety of interests, perspectives, and trainings.  
Because many students train in these forms and they best-represent our dance classes, students audition in ballet, modern dance, and contemporary jazz.  If you would like to tell us more about yourself, perhaps tell us of your experience with an additional movement style, provide a sample of your dance-related writing, or tell us about your experience teaching or choreographing dance, please bring a DVD or other sample, clearly marked with your full name and contact information, to auditions.   
 
You must RSVP by February 17, 2017 for the February 24th event.  For additional questions, please contact:
Kim Jones | Auditions Coordinator 


Tel: 704-687-0218 
 
We offer BA degrees with two concentrations (1) Dance Performance, Choreography, and Theory or (2) Dance Education.  In partnership with the professional dance company, Charlotte Ballet, the department offers a Professional Training Certificate in Dance for advanced ballet training.  Any UNC Charlotte student may audition for this unique two-year certificate program.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Schedule
 9:00 –   9:30        Check in/ Meet and greet with faculty in the main lobby of Robinson Hall
 9:30 –   9:45        Students to dressing room/warm up | Parents and Guardians meet and greet with academic advisors in the main lobby
 9:45 – 10:30        Ballet Class
10:30 – 11:00        Modern Class
11:00 – 11:15        BREAK
11:15 – 11:45        Contemporary Jazz Class
12:00 – 12:30        Lunch in Robinson Hall lobby (provided for students and parents/guardians): for Scholarship students only
12:30 –   3:30        Interviews
 4:15 –   5:45         Auditions for those interested in the Professional Training Certificate Program at Charlotte Ballet.  For more information contact Delia Neil: dlneil@uncc.edu
 
Attire
The day’s agenda will give the opportunity for applicants to audition and learn about the Department of Dance at UNC Charlotte, tour the campus, and speak with faculty and current students.  A solo is not required. Female applicants should wear form fitting dance attire. Male applicants should wear a t-shirt and fitted bottoms and a dance belt. If already owned, applicants should bring ballet slippers. Hair should be worn neatly groomed away from the face. Jewelry should not be worn. 
We will also send you a campus map and other information to make your trip to UNC Charlotte easier.  In addition you may want to register for the campus tour through the Admissions website: http://admissions.uncc.edu/visit/schedule-a-tour
 
Professional Training Certificate in Dance with Charlotte Ballet
If you audition for the certificate program in a city other than Charlotte, you may consider this your UNC Charlotte Department of Dance placement audition.  Be sure to notify the Department of Dance that you’ve auditioned with Charlotte Ballet. 
 
DVD Audition
You must attend the UNC Charlotte audition to be eligible for a freshman scholarship.  Placement auditions may be done through DVD or by sending a link to your work if you live outside North Carolina or more than 120 miles away. Please contact Kim Jones (k.jones@uncc.edu) for more information. 
 
Mission
The Department of Dance contributes innovation and leadership to the field through creative/scholarly research, teaching, service, and community engagement. Through comprehensive, innovative courses we provide our diverse student body with an exemplary liberal arts education grounded in dance as a cultural practice, art form, and interdisciplinary subject. We embrace and celebrate dance as a way of learning about ourselves and the world around us. Committed to access, equity, and inclusion, our program develops artists, educators, scholars, and arts-literate citizens who can thrive in an increasingly complex global environment and make sustained contributions to their communities.
 
Diversity Statement
Our inclusive curriculum welcomes all students – dance majors, dance minors, public school dance licensure candidates, and elective students –to build an awareness of the human body’s propensity for movement while developing the discipline required for the study and appreciation of dance.
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.