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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 three times a year.

Audition Overview


  • 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 Pedagogy degree.
  • Audition for admission to the dance program 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 Entertainment.
  • Observe warm-up and ballet, tap, and jazz audition classes.
  • Meet our faculty.

UPDATED Eligibility Requirements for all auditions.

To be eligible to register for the dance program auditions or video submissions, auditioners must FIRST apply for admission academically to Oklahoma City University. Apply here.


Students (domestic or international) must have at least one of the following:

  • ACT composite score of 21 or above
  • SAT composite score of 1060 or above

*** If students were unable to take the ACT or SAT because of COVID19 students may submit their GPA for consideration. A minimum of a 3.33 GPA is required.

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 minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Transfer students for all degree programs with over 26 completed semester credit hours of academic courses must have a minimum 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 Danielle Shipley via email, fax (405-208-5313) or mail (Oklahoma City University Dance, Attn: Danielle Shipley, 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106). If you have questions about submitting transcripts, please contact Danielle at or 405-208-5644.

New Audition Opportunities/Guidelines for Fall 2021 Admission

Audition opportunities have been UPDATED AND EXPANDED to serve the needs of dancers with various schedules and planning needs. Please read the guidelines for each audition to find the best fit for you.

The fall audition is an Early Decision/Early Commitment audition. This means that those attending this audition wish to become a student in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment in fall 2021 and have selected Oklahoma City University as their first choice university/college and the OKCU dance program as their first choice dance program. It means that we will notify auditioners of the audition results within two or three weeks following the audition and that auditioners who are accepted must make an early commitment to OKCU and the Ann Lacy School in November to become a dance major for fall 2021, applying for financial aid if needed, making a housing deposit, and taking other steps in good faith to become an OKCU student in fall 2021, subject to acceptance for admission by the university. Those needing to wait until May 1st to decide which university they wish to attend should plan to attend our March audition.