Dance Audition Reqs

Audition Dates and Locations

The Dance Division will be accepting video audition submissions for the 2021-2022 Academic year October 1 through May 31, 2021.

Please submit your video link to Dean Burns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the video audition guidelines below.

Dance Admission/Audition Requirements

To be admitted to the Dance Division students must be accepted through an audition process.  To prepare for auditions applicants are requested to wear appropriate dance attire. Please do NOT wear leg warmers, sweaters or jewelry.  Men should wear black tights, jazz pants or sweat pants, white T-shirt and ballet shoes.  Women should wear leotard, tights and ballet shoes.  For the modern dance section applicants must be barefoot.

Each applicant should be prepared if asked to perform a short solo dance, not to exceed one minute, in either ballet, modern or jazz dance style.  The solo may be from the classic or contemporary repertoire or be an original work composed by the student or a teacher.  The purpose of this solo dance is to demonstrate the applicant's performing skill.  Each candidate is advised to provide a recording of musical accompaniment, preferably on an iPod. It is also advisable to bring music in two forms, for example, on an iPod as well as a cd or laptop.

Criteria For Acceptance

 A blue box used as an icon for a decorative element that is a bullet.Talent and potential as a performer. The faculty is most interested in those students who show strong performing abilities.
  A blue box used as an icon for a decorative element that is a bullet.Level and quality of training.  Because the purpose of NWSA is to train professional dancers and choreographers, prior formal dance training is required.
  A blue box used as an icon for a decorative element that is a bullet.Musicality

The Dance Division is now accepting video audition submissions for the 2021-2022 academic year. Send video audition links (YouTube or Vimeo) to: Mary Lisa Burns This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Video  Audition for All Applicants

GUIDELINES FOR VIDEO AUDITIONS

These are the components of the video you should email us:
An introduction

  • Dance style #1
  • Dance style #2
  • Dance style #3
  • A one-minute solo

Here are instructions in greater detail:

STEP #1: Please introduce yourself:
· Tell us your name
· Kindly let us know why you are applying to NWSA for college

STEP #2: We are providing you with videos of short phrases from five different dance styles. Please select three out of the five styles to learn and video yourself performing. The styles are:

  • Jazz,
  • Afro-Caribbean
  • Ballet
  • Horton (modern)
  • Taylor(modern)

The video should be filmed with the camera horizontal, and should show your entire body.

STEP #3: Please include a video of yourself dancing a one-minute solo. It can be your own choreography or that of a friend, teacher, or other choreographer. Please send the completed video submission as either a YouTube or a Vimeo link to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject: NWSA College Dance Audition

Please note requirements for footwear and attire:
Taylor & Horton - bare feet
Jazz -jazz shoes
Ballet - ballet slippers
Afro-Caribbean -bare feet Hair pulled back away from the face and secured

Please send video submissions to:
New World School of the Arts, Student Services,
300 NE 2 Avenue, Miami, FL 33132

College Dance Auditions Requirements Video

A text transcript of the content in the video will be provided upon request.