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March 2022 Admission and Scholarship Audition

For admission and scholarship consideration:

  • Dancers must apply academically to Oklahoma City University by March 13, 2022.
  • Register for the Audition days by March 13, 2022. Registration will open on December 1, 2021.
  • Attend Dancing with the Stars Day on March 25, 2022.
  • Attend the National Audition on March 26th, 2022.

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.

We prefer that prospective student take the ACT or SAT tests. A composite (verbal + math) score of at least 21 for the ACT of 1060 for the SAT will qualify a prospective student for auditioning. If a student has not been able to take the ACT or SAT, a high school GPA of 3.3 or above as calculated by the OKCU office of Admissions will meet the minimum audition eligibility requirement. When a prospective student has taken the ACT or SAT, then we will use the composite score for determining audition eligibility in place of GPA requirement option.


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 3.0.

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 at 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.

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

Registration Fees

Auditioners: $30

Questions about our audition process? Contact Danielle Shipley 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.