University of Arizona
School of Dance

National Audition

Arizona Jazz Dance Showcase. October 6-8, 2023

Interested high school seniors can take advantage of the UA Dance Program Audition for dancers interested in majoring in dance at the University of Arizona. This is one of the UA School of Dance’s three national auditions held each year for the following year’s prospective incoming class.

The audition includes a range of technical styles and will be followed by a Q&A with faculty advisers for dancers and their parents. Please note the requirements that must be fulfilled BEFORE this on-campus audition.

Audition Application Instructions

  • Sign up for the audition through your AJDS registration
  • Complete the University of Arizona application using the UA Future Portal or Common App
  • Auditioners will receive audition numbers upon check-in on Friday, October 6.
  • It is highly recommended that you submit your UA Dance application prior to the AJDS audition.
  • Dancers have two opportunities to audition for UA Dance. If you participate in the audition but do not complete the application process, the audition is still considered one of two audition opportunities having been taken. The outcome of your audition will be the decision letter issued after your UA Dance application has been considered by the faulty review committee.
  • Auditions are for first year and transfer students for the fall 2024 term ONLY.
  • Your decision letter will be sent to you with the outcome of your audition after your completed UA Dance Application and audition performance have been reviewed by the faculty committee.

*Fee to audition/apply to the UA Dance program is $60, paid at the time the application is submitted, and is not covered as part of the AJDS 2023 registration fee.


Applications Open

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Closing date: must be submitted on or before September 30, 2023.

Audition Date & Time

Friday, October 6, 2023
2:00 – 5:00pm
Stevie Eller Dance Theatre Studio 301


Advising / Q&A Session

For prospective UA students and parents.

Saturday, October 7, 2023
1:00 – 2:15pm
Location TBD
Presented by UA Dance Faculty