BFA at Dominican

How to Apply
Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dominican University of California

APPLICATION PROCESS

Our BFA Program is designed for the career-oriented pre-professional dancer. Prospective students should be at the advanced level in ballet, with additional training in modern and other dance forms a plus. All applicants must submit a dance application to Alonzo King LINES Ballet I BFA Program as well as an Academic Application to Dominican University of California.

Transfer Students: Sophomore and junior transfer students are welcome to apply. We strongly prefer that BFA Program graduates spend a minimum of two years in our program, thus we generally do not accept transfers into the senior class. If you are interested in transferring, we recommend that you email the Program Director, Marina Hotchkiss. In your email please describe your dance/college history, and attach a transcript if possible.

2022/23 DEADLINES

APPLICATION OPENS:
September 1, 2022

SUBMISSION DATES
Artistic Application Due:
March 1, 2023

Audition Deadline:
March 1, 2023

Academic Application | Dominican University of California

Deadline: February 1, 2023

  • Dominican University of California application form or Common Application
  • 500 word essay (see application for suggested topics)
  • Official high school or college transcript(s)
  • Letter of Recommendation from an academic source

Note: Your audition fulfills the Arts Supplement portion of the application
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Artistic Application | Alonzo King LINES Ballet 

Deadline: March 1, 2023   This artistic application involves an audition as well as submission of the following materials:

  • Letter of intent describing how dance has led to a deeper understanding of yourself and the world
  • Letter of recommendation from a dance teacher
  • Resume of dance experience
  • Headshot
  • $36 application fee

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Audition | Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Auditions for our 2023 school year will take place at one of our National Audition Tour locations, in-person on campus, or via video submission.

Deadline: March 1, 2023.
Regardless of audition method, all Artistic Application materials must be submitted to Acceptd prior to auditioning, including a video of a contemporary solo.

National Audition Tour is open for registration!

Please arrive thirty minutes before the start time to check-in for live auditions.

AUDITION CLASSES
Date City Time
Jan. 14 Chicago 6-8:30 PM Register
Jan. 16 New York | Last Name A-M
 
New York | Last Name N-Z
10:30 AM-1 PM
 
1:30-4 PM
Register
Jan. 21 Los Angeles 6-8:30 PM Register
Feb. 4 Portland 2-4:30 PM Register
  • Students only auditioning for our BFA Program will pay their registration fee in Acceptd.
  • Students who also want to be considered for our Training Program and/or Summer Program will be required to pay an additional fee.

Individually Scheduled Audition

To schedule an in-person audition and campus visit, email Marina Hotchkiss and CC Jordan Wanderer.

Video Audition

*Video auditions should include:

    • Center adagio
    • Pirouette combination
    • Petite allegro
    • Pointe combination optional (women)
    • Performance or rehearsal footage of a solo or duet
    • A video of the applicant performing a contemporary solo (3 minutes max.)
    • Maximum length: 10 minutes

Covid-19 Protocols

In order to audition in-person, all participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and must comply with organization masking mandates.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

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