Acceptance into the Major: Dance

An audition is required for acceptance into the dance major. Acceptance into the dance program does not guarantee acceptance into the University; prospective students must also meet the University's admission criteria. The program does not offer a minor in dance.

Transfer students must audition for acceptance into the dance major. Transfer students must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours of required credits from UB's dance program to graduate with a dance a degree from UB.

Potential INCOMING STUDENTS please click here for required dance audition information.



DATE:         Thursday,  August 29,  2013

TIME:          4:00 PM

:     Beginning at  4:00 PM

PLACE:        Dance Studio  82 & 84

All prospective BFA dance majors and current BFA majors will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • A willingness to be invested in a BFA program
  • Appropriate dance performance aesthetics/physicality conducive to dance as a major or professional performance standards within the field
  • Positive attitude
  • Technique
  • Following instructions –a team player
  • Movement aesthetics and musicality
  • Potential for projecting the needed style
  • Potential for company work and artistic development
  • Improvisational potential and sensibilities
  • Creativity projected  through class work  and the choreographic process
  • Versatility
  • Confidence and commitment to the work
  • The overall ability to reproduce dance combinations given by the dance panel presenters/adjudicators

Proper audition attire required, and appropriate hair and shoes for the discipline. 

Note:  Incoming Freshmen audition for the BFA in the first semester of their Sophomore year.