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Students must complete all audition requirements (see below) to be considered for scholarship and admission opportunities.

Prior to the event, all graduating seniors will be prompted to upload their headshot and resume, according to the following specifications. This will create a Senior or Auditionee Profile for the student to be reviewed by DTCB College Representatives and/or Audition Panelists, depending on eligibility and package chosen.

Students will receive an email when it is time to submit these materials.

Audition Day



APPLY Fall Event auditionees will receive the audition phrases two weeks before the audition day. Students will have the opportunity to learn the modern combination prior to the audition day, allowing them to finetune the details before performing for our panelists. Students will select the schools for which they wish to be considered prior to the audition date!

Audition attire:

BALLET: Neutral colored tights/bottoms, solid color leotard/form fitting top, skirt (optional), ballet shoes

MODERN: Solid colored layers are welcome as needed to be worn on top of your ballet attire.


In-person auditionees will receive the audition phrases two weeks before their in-person audition day.

Students should use these two weeks to memorize and rehearse the phrases. While there will be a chance to review the phrase on the audition day with the teaching artists, they will not be taught – just reviewed.


Virtual auditionees will have two weeks to review, rehearse, record, and submit their audition video.

Submission guidelines will be released in the coming weeks.

Late submissions will not be accepted so make sure to submit your video by the deadline.

Please note that both the APPLY – Fall Event virtual and in-person audition will be recorded so all participating schools can review your audition. Most schools on the audition panel will accept the DTCB audition for program acceptance decisions and scholarship offers. A very small percentage of program directors may request to see more of certain candidates to help them make a decision.



Provide a recent digital photo of the Senior/Auditionee from the shoulders up. Must be uploaded in .jpg or .png format; Must be high resolution (minimum 300 ppi; not pixelated or blurry); Dimensions: 816 pixels wide by 1056 pixels high [equivalent to 8.5×11″ page].

Maximum 1-page PDF format only, standard letter size 8.5×11″ page. Include your contact information, birthdate, school name, years attended, current grade, GPA, achievements, activities, dance training and performances, etc.

Students may opt to submit an additional video of their choosing to colleges if they wish. This video should be no longer than 3 minutes and should showcase whichever style of dance you feel highlights you the most! Please submit a private youtube link to ensure that anybody with the link can access the video. 

  • Follow Youtube Upload Instructions carefully, and have your final Audition Video hyperlinks ready when submitting. Don’t forget to add the copyright information to your video description. Each video should be titled with your First & Last Name and the dance style. Example: Amber Brown Ballet, Amber Brown Modern, Amber Brown Salsa.

Students should have submitted their headshot and resume online prior to the audition date.

*Students do not need to have already applied to any programs represented on the Auditions Panel to be eligible for scholarship or admissions consideration through DTCB, however, we strongly suggest that you follow up with schools that you are interested in applying to directly.

*Auditionees should expect to hear about program acceptance and scholarship considerations from the DTCB 2024 Audition panel by May 2025 at the latest.

*Acceptance to the dance program is most often separate from the general college/university admissions process. As such, please contact the admissions office directly of any schools you are interested in to receive full detailed application requirements for both the College/University and its Dance Program.

Dancewave is not involved in scholarship or admissions decisions after the event.