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Video Auditions

Due to COVID 19, auditions are being held virtually and on campus this year. Prospective students who audition by video after the March audition are may not eligible for a dance scholarship. Video auditions are for evaluating the auditioner only for admission to the dance program. Please contact Danielle Shipley at dcshipley@okcu.edu to receive the video audition instructions. Students are encouraged to audition at one of our national auditions. Consideration for admissions to the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment closes the July before Fall semester.

  • The video audition will consist of 5 components
    • Ballet
    • Tap
    • Jazz
    • Personal Presentation
    • Performance
  • Video auditions must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video hosting provider. We strongly recommend setting your audition video's privacy to "Unlisted." This will keep it from showing up in searches, and only people with the direct link will be able to see it.
  • Video auditions will be used for determining admissibility as a dance major and for class technique levelings. Video auditions will not be used for scholarship determination.
  • Video auditions should show only the dancer who is auditioning and should not be taped in a performance.
  • Auditioning dancers will be judged on personality and body proportions in addition to technique. Please make sure that these factors are visible. Do not wear black, dark blue, dark green or white leotards and tights. Do not wear glossy tights. A solid color leotard and tights in moderate tone are preferred. Do not wear skirts or cover-ups -- we need to see you from the tip of your toes to the top of your head!
  • Explanations for why an auditioner was not accepted will not be given in writing or by phone.

Students wishing to be considered for a Tuition Scholarship must register for the October, January or March annual Admission and Scholarship Auditions.

Eligibility Requirements

UPDATED To be eligible to register for the dance program auditions or video submissions, auditioners (domestic or international) must have at least one of the following:

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

*If unable to take the ACT or SAT due to COVID-19 test site closings, see minimum GPA requirement option at https://www.okcu.edu/dance/audition or contact Danielle Shipley at dcshipley@okcu.edu.

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 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 Danielle Shipley via email (dcshipley@okcu.edu) 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 405-208-5644.