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Talent Scholarship & Audition Day

As a DeSales Dance Program candidate, you must apply and be accepted academically and artistically.

Academic acceptance into the university does not guarantee your artistic acceptance into the Dance program.

The DeSales University Dance Department is hosting a Talent Scholarship and Audition Day for dance candidates who have already applied through the DeSales Admissions process. This audition is for artistic acceptance into the Dance Program and for consideration for a talent scholarship. Please complete an application to DeSales before registering for your audition.

Talent Scholarship and Audition Day

Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 11:00am*

  • Location: Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University

*Event is subject to change.

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What to Prepare

The DeSales Dance Department audition will consist of a brief ballet technique class, contemporary/modern dance technique class, hip-hop movement and improvisation. Please wear form fitting athletic attire, ballet slippers for ballet, bare feet for modern and sneakers for hip-hop. The improvisation portion will allow students to present their abilities in the style of dance they feel most fluent.

Prior to your audition, we ask that you send a dance photo, resume, one letter of recommendation from a dance teacher, and a writing sample answering the question, "Why do you want to study dance at DeSales University?" If you do not send these items prior to the audition, you may bring them with you when you arrive. Please email these materials to Rebecca Righi at

*Event is subject to change.

We are accepting virtual dance auditions, too! For virtual audition requirements, please contact Rebecca Righi, Director of Recruitment for the Performing Arts, at

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Rebecca Righi, Director of Recruitment for the Performing Arts