An OCU dance student auditions for a role.


  • Learn about our career-oriented program that offers the opportunity to study tap, jazz, and ballet with an emphasis in theater dance while working toward a Bachelor of Performing Arts in dance performance, a Bachelor of Science in dance management or a Bachelor of Science in American dance teacher degree.
  • Audition for admission to the department and a scholarship if you are a high school senior or transfer student.
  • Learn about The American Spirit Dance Company.
  • Meet our faculty of nationally recognized performers and choreographers.

Parents & Teachers:

  • Learn about exciting things happening in dance at Oklahoma City University’s Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management.
  • Observe auditions and technical leveling.
  • Meet our faculty.

Dance Admission and Scholarship Auditions

Interested dancers wishing to be considered for admission to the dance program and a dance scholarship should register for the Dance at Oklahoma City University! Admission & Scholarship Audition held twice a year. Each audition has different guidelines and procedures. The registration deadline for the Dance Admission and Scholarship audition is the Tuesday before each audition.

Eligibility Requirements

The dance program will not accept admission audition registrations or video submissions from auditioners (domestic or international) with ACT scores below 20 or SAT scores below 950 (excluding writing test) for dance majors, or where this information has not been provided.

Transfer Students: Transfer students are required to submit college transcripts to be evaluated to be eligible to audition.  Transfer students with less than 27 completed semester credit hours of academic courses must have qualifying ACT or SAT scores as described above for entering freshmen and a cumulative GPA of 2.75.  Transfer students for all degree programs with over 26 completed semester credit hours of academic courses must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Transcripts may be sent prior to registering for the audition or immediately after registering. Transcripts do not have to be official copies. Official or unofficial transcripts can be submitted to Amanda Craig via email (, fax (405-208-5313) or mail (Oklahoma City University Dance, Attn: Amanda Craig, 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106). If you have questions about submitting transcripts, please contact Amanda at or 405-208-5644.

Early Decision Audition
Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Annual Spring Audition
Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Video Audition

If you are unable to attend the Admission & Scholarship Auditions, you may submit a DVD to be considered for admission. Please visit the Video Audition Page for complete details and guidelines.


Dance and Entertainment LEADS Scholarship

Dance and Entertainment LEADS is a scholarship program to recognize outstanding Dance and Arts Management Majors. Students selected for this program receive a scholarship for their freshman year, participate in personalized arts management leadership workshops, and are assigned leadership roles in dance and arts management productions.

Applicants must be high school seniors and have at least a 24 ACT and 3.25 or higher GPA. To apply, visit

High school students that are auditioning for the program on November 1, 2014 MUST have their LEADS application in by October 17, 2014 to be considered.  Please do not ask for an extension because it will not be granted. 

High school students that are auditioning for the program on March 28, 2015 MUST have their LEADS application in by December 1, 2014 for early consideration will have preference. The final deadline for applications is February 1, 2015.