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B.A. Program

The Department of Dance does NOT require an audition for entry into the B.A. program.  Incoming or transfer students may declare a dance major when they apply or enroll.  At the end of the sophomore year, students will undergo a “sophomore review,” an evaluation of their academic progress and artistic growth within the program. If a student is in good standing at the end of his or her sophomore year, he or she may continue in the BA program. If a student transfers into our program after the sophomore year, he or she will be evaluated at the end of the first year of attendance.KU Dance students perform ballet. Photo by Mike Manley

B.F.A. Program and Scholarship Eligibility

The Department of Dance requires an audition for entry into the B.F.A. program and to qualify for scholarship eligibility.

Application and audition instructions can be found here.

Students are strongly encouraged to attend the:
BFA/Scholarship Auditions
Saturday,  March 3rd, 1:00pm
240 & 242 Robinson

However, if it is impossible for a student to attend the auditions on those dates, then the Department of Dance will accept video auditions through Acceptd.

Currently enrolled KU Dance students

Currently enrolled students may audition for the BFA program at the University Dance Company audition in the fall of each academic year. Students are allowed to audition for the BFA program two times.

*Spring audition dates are subject to change and are contingent upon the KU Basketball schedule. Generally spring audition dates are confirmed by the middle of October. 


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The Dance between Art and Science
 
The dance between art and science

Who do you find standing at intersection of art and science? Someone like Natali Diaz-Yepes, who graduated in May with a double major in dance and genetic biology. To prepare for her senior dance recital, Diaz-Yepes navigated lecture halls and dance floors, chemistry and choreography, body and mind.

Posted by The University of Kansas on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Michelle Heffner Hayes


Professor & Chair of Dance, Michelle Heffner Hayes, talks about finding your "voice" through dance.

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