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Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance

Add a Dance Minor to your Degree Program

Students interested in applying with a dance minor must schedule an audition. Admission to the minor program is by invitation only.  Please note: If you are auditioning for the BFA Musical Theatre or BFA Acting program, your Dance Minor audition will occur during that audition. 

A talent awards of $2,000 per year is available to those admitted.  All students who audition will be considered for talent awards.

To schedule an audition, contact Eryn Kane at eryn.kane@otterbein.edu or call 614.823.1657. You will receive an electronic confirmation of your appointment and more detailed information about the dance audition and interview.

Applicants can also schedule a visit with a class in their intended major, a campus tour, or an overnight experience on their audition day. Auditions will be held on Tuesdays from 8am - 10:30am throughout the school year.  Students who are unable to audition on campus, may submit a digital audition via Acceptd.

Students should be prepared to demonstrate your technique in ballet and jazz/contemporary. If your level of training is basic, please include a demonstration of your ability to move freely through space and any basic skills you would like to share. If your training is more advanced please demonstrate the following: Jazz- turns, jumps, isolations and floor work, Ballet – pirouettes, grand jete’/ grand allegro, sustained developpe’/arabesque, petit allegro and any additional vocabulary you wish to share. Do not include any barre work, musical theatre stock combinations or videos of performances. You are also welcome to include additional demonstrations of tap. Make a single clip not exceeding two minutes to show all techniques.