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October Audition - Early Decision / Early Commitment

October 25th & 26th, 2019 : Early Decision/Early Commitment Audition

Registration is closed.

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 2020 and have selected Oklahoma City University as their first choice university/college and the OCU dance program as their first choice dance program.

It also 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 OCU and the Ann Lacy School in November to become a dance major for fall 2020, applying for financial aid if needed, making a housing deposit, and taking other steps in good faith to become an OCU student in fall 2020, 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.

For admission and scholarship consideration:

  • Dancers must apply academically to Oklahoma City University by October 13, 2019. Apply here.
  • Register for the Audition days by October 13, 2019.

NOTE: Attendance/Participation in Friday and Saturday activities are required for Early Decision / Early Commitment Auditioners. Auditioners must complete all technique sessions and the personal performance.

Opportunities for Parents/Observers:

  • Parents/Observers are welcome to sign up for Friday’s Dance with the Stars Audition Information Day at no additional charge.
  • Parents/Observers are welcome to watch the performance by the American Spirit Dance Company on Saturday.
  • ONE observer per auditioner may register for observing the audition classes on Saturday. See fees for paid observers.
  • Solo performances will be closed to observers.
  • Registration deadline is Sunday, October 13, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding our audition process please contact Patti Biera at pmbiera@okcu.edu or 405-208-5644.

Registration Fees

Auditioners: $26 through September 25 $34 after September 22

Observers: $11 without lunch $17 including lunch at the Gaylord Center

NOTE: To be eligible to audition, dancers must participate in all Friday events.

Audition Schedule

Schedule is subject to change within the day.

Friday, October 25, 2019Dance With the Stars AUDITION INFORMATION DAY
8:30-9:00CHECK IN
9:00-10:00Q&A SESSION WITH STUDENT PANEL
10:00-11:20OBSERVE JAZZ CLASS
11:20-12:30LUNCH IN CAF AND EXPLORE THE BOOKSTORE
12:40-1:20 Q&A SESSION WITH UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS, RESIDENT LIFE, FOOD SERVICES, OCUPD, FINANCIAL AID, HONORS PROGRAM, AND FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE
1:30-2:00 TOURS OF THE GAYLORD CENTER
2:00-3:00STUDENTS: WATCH BALLET; PARENTS: Q&A WITH DEANS
3:00-4:00CAMPUS TOUR


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Dance With the Stars
8:00-8:30CHECK-IN
8:30-9:30DANCER PREPARATION
9:30-10:15 PERFORMANCE BY THE AMERICAN SPIRIT DANCE COMPANY
10:15-10:55 INTRODUCTION OF AUDITIONERS
10:55-11:00ASSIGNMENT OF AUDITIONERS TO STUDIOS
11:00-12:00WARM-UP CLASS
12:00-1:00TECHNIQUE CLASS (TAP, JAZZ OR BALLET)
1:00-2:00 LUNCH, SERVED ON THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE GAYLORD CENTER
2:00-3:00TECHNIQUE CLASS (TAP, JAZZ OR BALLET)
3:15-4:15 TECHNIQUE CLASS (TAP, JAZZ OR BALLET)
4:15-6:30AUDITIONERS' SOLO PERFORMANCES: AUDITIONERS PERFORM A DANCE OF YOUR CHOICE TO A CD YOU BRING WITH YOU; LIMIT THIRTY SECONDS PLEASE.