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March - Regular Audition

March 2021 Virtual Regular Audition

For admission and scholarship consideration:

  • Dancers must apply academically to Oklahoma City University by March 14, 2021. Apply here.***
  • Register for the Audition days by March 14, 2021. Register here.
  • Submit Audition video by October March 21, 2021 - a email regarding audition combination will be sent after registration is complete.
  • Attend Virtual Dancing with the Stars Day on March 27, 2020. Sessions will be held at 10AM CST and 1PM CST.

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

*** Auditioners do not have to wait for an official response from Oklahoma City University in order to register for the Early Commitment/Early Decision auditions.

NOTE: Auditioners do not have to wait for an official response from Oklahoma City University in order to register for admission auditions to the dance and entertainment department.

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.
AND
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

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 dcshipley@okcu.edu, 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 Shipley at dcshipley@okcu.edu or 405-208-4955.

If you have any questions regarding our audition process please contact Danielle Shipley at dcshipley@okcu.edu or 405-208-5644.

Registration Fees

Auditioners: $25

Questions about our audition process? Contact Patti Biera at 405-208-5644 or

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Audition Schedule (subject to change within the day)

Friday, March 27, 2020

Dance With the Stars AUDITION INFORMATION DAY
8:30-9:00 CHECK IN
9:00-10:00 OBSERVE JAZZ CLASS
10:00-11:20 Q&A SESSION WITH STUDENT PANEL
11:20-12:30 LUNCH 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
2:00-3:00 STUDENTS: WATCH BALLET; PARENTS: Q&A WITH DEANS
3:00-4:00 CAMPUS TOUR
5:00-6:30 SINGING AUDITION (OPTIONAL)
Saturday, March 28, 2020Audition Day
8:00-8:30 CHECK-IN
8:30-9:30 DANCER PREPARATION
9:30-10:15 PERFORMANCE BY THE AMERICAN SPIRIT DANCE COMPANY
10:15-10:55 INTRODUCTION OF AUDITIONERS
10:55-11:00 ASSIGNMENT OF AUDITIONERS TO STUDIOS
11:00-12:00 WARM-UP CLASS
12:00-1:00 TECHNIQUE CLASS (TAP, JAZZ OR BALLET)
1:00-2:00 LUNCH, SERVED ON THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE GAYLORD CENTER
2:00-3:00 TECHNIQUE CLASS (TAP, JAZZ OR BALLET)
3:15-4:15 TECHNIQUE CLASS (TAP, JAZZ OR BALLET)
4:15-6:30 AUDITIONERS' SOLO PERFORMANCES: AUDITIONERS PERFORM A DANCE OF YOUR CHOICE TO A CD YOU BRING WITH YOU; LIMIT THIRTY SECONDS PLEASE.