Celebrating the 10th Annual DTCB as a Live Virtual Event: October 16-18 & 23-25

DTCB brings 10 years of trusted relationships with college representatives to support students and families in their college admissions and auditions process. With college campus visits currently delayed, DTCB gives students valuable interactions with faculty and students from top schools, giving you the opportunity to share your talent and personality, and get your questions answered!

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WHAT DTCB OFFERS STUDENTS

  • Meaningful connections with renowned college dance faculty through our College Fair Zoom Panels in October
  • Website College Booths: College dance program data organized in one convenient online hub
  • Virtual Auditions: Learn some video tips and tricks as Dancewave guides your virtual audition process
  • Educational Panels & Workshops: Peer-to-Peer Panels, Careers in Dance Panels, Financial Aid Panel, Building your 5-Year Portfolio Plan Workshop and more
  • Live movement Master Classes with renowned choreographers
  • Exclusive giveaways, coupons, promotional offers and giveaways from our sponsors
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Virtual Auditions

DTCB Auditionees will be reviewed and considered by DTCB Audition Panelists from up to 60 dance degree programs from across the country. Auditionees must be graduating high school senior students who are eligible to apply for and enter college in Fall 2021. To be considered for admissions and scholarship opportunities through DTCB Virtual Auditions, students must complete all Audition Video requirements.

As a virtual event, DTCB 2020 has an expanded auditions capacity, with the ability to accept up to 200 auditioning seniors to its virtual Auditions Database. Dancewave staff will work closely with auditionees to create quality video recordings of their movement in the weeks leading up to the event.

Preview our Virtual Auditions Material:

Targeted School Leads

In September, Dancewave will send all registered students a complete list of registered schools and non-degree programs to DTCB student attendees. Registered students will be able to specify from which schools they would like to receive more information. Dancewave will notify selected schools about your interest, granting schools the option to follow up with your family directly.

Movement Master Classes

Dancing together outside of the DTCB Auditions is an important part of our event. In September, students will have the opportunity to register for live virtual Master Classes, taking place on Fridays October 16 and 23 via Zoom. Both Master Classes are included automatically for registered seniors with the Fair and Audition Package Plus, and available for purchase as an add-on once classes are announced.

Pop-up Panels

In the weeks leading up to DTCB, Dancewave will announce special Pop-up Panels and other valuable educational workshop opportunities you may attend to be informed about current social issues and dance education. Be sure to add DTCB@dancewave.org to your contacts list and keep an eye out in your Promotions tab of your inbox for announcements throughout the summer!

Student Registration

Eligibility

DTCB College Fair, Educational panels and Master Classes are open to high school students ages 14-18 and one accompanying Parent/Guardian.

Participation in DTCB Virtual Auditions is limited to up to 200 graduating high school senior students who are eligible to enter into undergraduate college starting in Fall 2021. To be considered for admissions and scholarship opportunities through DTCB Virtual Auditions, students must complete all Audition Video requirements as outlined below. Auditionees will be reviewed and considered by DTCB Audition Panelists from up to 60 dance degree programs from across the country.

For Graduating Seniors & Auditionees Only:

During registration, 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. High school juniors and younger will not need to supply a headshot or resume.

Headshot specifications:

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].

Resume specifications:

Maximum 2-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.

DTCB 2020 Student Package Options

DTCB registration grants event access for one student and one parent/guardian (also known as the Primary Contact) to access the 2-weekend live virtual event and related information through the event website. Only 1 Package may be chosen per student during checkout:


Important notes about DTCB Auditions:

DTCB Virtual Auditionee videos are accessed via a secure website by DTCB Audition Panelists from 38 of our participating schools. Admissions and scholarship offers are sent directly to students between October 26, 2020 – May 2021.

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.

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.

STUDENT REGISTRATION OPEN! AUDITIONEE DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7