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Upcoming Dance Audition and Interview Dates

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, auditions for admission to the Maggie Allesee Department of Dance for the 2021-2022 academic year will be held virtually.


  • July 1, 2021

Please complete the Dance Audition Registration form.

Include a video link (from YouTube or Vimeo) to a solo performance excerpt in the applicant's genre of choice (Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, African, World Dance, Ballet, Tap, or Improvisation) Your uploaded video should be no longer than 3 minutes. Please make sure your video link is set to "Unlisted" and not "Private".

Admission Requirements:

Due to school and studio closures, we understand that you may not be able to access a traditional dance space. Your solo can be recorded in any space or place, or you can use a pre-recorded solo from the past year. This is a great time to use your creativity! If you have any questions or need guidance as to what, where, and how to record your video, email Meg Paul for additional assistance.

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Why I'm a Warrior

"When I was looking for colleges to attend to going into my senior year, I didn't think dance was an option for me when deciding what to pursue in higher education. When I met Meg Paul and the Wayne State dance faculty at Oakland Dance Festival, I had a feeling that I had potentially found a place for me. On my audition day, I knew very soon after leaving that afternoon that Wayne State and particularly the dance department was where I wanted to be. I fell in love with the campus and the amount of versatility that the dance department provided in the curriculum. Since my first day, that is still true. I have grown so much as a creator and a performer through choreography classes, our Pilates program, and performing pieces by amazing faculty and guest artists. I'm surrounded by inspiring artists all over the Wayne State campus that push me to grow in ways I never imagined when I was graduating from high school. I can't wait to see what the next two years hold for me at the dance department at Wayne State University."
–Taylor Craft, BFA Class of 2022
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