Only DVDs are accepted.
APPLICANTS MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TO SUBMIT WITH THEIR AUDITION TAPE.
Download Application for the Dance Program here:
Word format or PDF format
Make sure all materials submitted are marked with your name and contact information.
WHAT YOUR VIDEO AUDITION SHOULD INCLUDE
Please show a short barre but only on one side to save time for the reviewer. Barre should be approximately five minutes and should include battement tendu, fondu, frappé, développé with grand rond de jambe at 90 degrees, and grande battement combinations.
Center work should include a center barre exercise such as battement dégagé or fondu, an adagio with a brief balance or two in a pose(s), one turn combination – one with petit double pirouettes en dehors and en dedans. We would like to see a simple warm-up jump with sautés in first and second, changements, etc. Please execute one petit or medium allegro exercises incorporating petit jetés, assemblés and sissonnes fermées, and one grand allegro exercises of your choice.
Pointe work is optional, but if included it should consist of two simple relevé combinations such as échappé, détourné, relevé passé, etc. showing the use of both a roll up and a spring up onto the pointes. You may choose any type of turn to do en diagonale such as chainés, piqué entournant en dedans, petit pas de basque tours, etc.
If you would like to include a contemporary or ballet solo, please do so. We prefer ladies wear pink or light colored tights with no leg warmers and the leotard may be any color you prefer. No dance skirts please. Hair needs to be in a neat bun. Gentlemen wear a white T-shirt and gray or black tights.
The videotape should be done with the natural outdoor light coming from behind the camera. Try to avoid facing the camera toward the windows if possible. The entire tape should be no more than ten minutes long. Please be sure to label both the DVD itself and the dust jacket with your name and phone number.
Thank you for following the instructions. This will assist us in evaluating everyone on similar work and make the video audition close to what students are asked to do during the in-person auditions.
Please mail audition DVD/tape and completed application to:
Ms. Rona Walstra
USC Dance Program
324 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208