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Admission to

The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance

Undergraduate admission to the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance at TCU is a two-step process:

  1. Application/acceptance through TCU Office of Admission, and
  2. Application/audition/acceptance to the TCU SCCDance

There is no specific sequence for these two applications, however you must be accepted to TCU before we can finalize your acceptance to the SCCD. Applications to the University are online at: .  Dancers must specify Ballet, Modern Dance or either Ballet or Modern Dance as their first preference of major. 


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Audition Dates for 2017 – 2018


Audition Date


Deadline for Audition Materials

Fri., October 13, 2017 10:00 am Mon., October 2, 2017
Fri., November 17, 2017

10:00 am

Mon., November 6, 2017
Fri., January 26, 2018

10:00 am

Mon., January 15, 2018
Sat., February 3, 2018 10:00 am Mon., January 22, 2018



Applications to audition will be available beginning in July 2017. If you wish to reserve a particular date, please email Deborah Freed, Audition Coordinator, at or send an email to


Dance majors are encouraged to participate in TCU's Early Decision or Early Action Programs .  Those applying for Early Decision MUST audition in October.


Notes About Selecting Your Audition:


Auditions are REQUIRED for all applicants. The only exceptions we allow are for students from outside the contiguous 48 states.  If you meet this criteria, email us at and we will send you the required format for the media audition. 


Before selecting your audition, we suggest that you review the dates with yourhome studio instructors and choreographers so they are aware you are unavailable on the day prior to and the day of your audition for rehearsals or performances. If you are not flexible with your audition date, we encourage you to submit your materials well in advance of the “deadline”.


Auditions are scheduled on a first come – first served basis with a maximum capacity of 36 applicants per audition.  You can request a specific audition date at any time, however you will not be confirmed in the audition until all of the required materials are received. If we have not received all the elements of your application by the Deadline for Audition Materials date, your slot in the audition will be released to the wait list.   You should NOT schedule non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive written confirmation.   


Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the on-line application to audition
  2. Headshot photo
  3. Dance photo
  4. One-minute solo video
  5. A two minute introductory video
  6. Optional:  Supplemental materials


  • If applying for consideration as either a Ballet or Modern Dance major, you must provide items 3 and 4 in both disciplines. 
  • We do not require professional grade photos or videos.


Dance Photos


The dance photo for female ballet applicants should be in the 1st arabesque position EN POINTE. Male ballet majors should submit a photo in the tendu á la seconde position. 


Modern dance applicants may submit a photo of your choosing. 


Video Formats


Videos should be uploaded to YouTube and then provide us the link. These videos must be saved in the UNLISTED format.  This enables us to view the video but does not allow the video to be found in a random search, thereby protecting your privacy. 


Dance Videos


Our preference is solos shot in the studio environment in leotards and tights.  Ifvideo footage from a live performance is submitted, please ensure that all required authorizations have been acquired.  Please keep videos close to the one-minute length.


Ballet applicants should submit a classical variation en pointe.   Modern Dance solos can be in any of the contemporary forms.  Individuals applying for either the Ballet or Modern Dance major need submit two videos.   Please indicate if your submission is original choreography.


Introductory Video


We want to hear from you about things you would like us to know about you. Introduce yourself and tell us things about you tell us what makes you unique. What makes you unique?  Why TCU?  What do you hope to gain and/or experience here and what are your current long-term goals as they relate to dance.


Then, choose one:  What was the last book you read, movie you saw, or place you visited.  Tell us briefly why it was memorable for you.


Optional Materials


While not required, we welcome the following:

  • Letters of recommendation from your dance instructors or choreographers,
  • Additional performing videos, and/or
  • Samples of your choreography.

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