Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Special Audition Requirements for Admission to the Dance Program

If you are interested in becoming a Dance major, you must first apply and be accepted to Southern Utah University. Applications for admission to SUU are available through the Admissions Office. You may find applications and similar information at the website

The Dance department is committed to your success and therefore, admits students who are qualified to complete programs of study. To qualify for major level technique classes, students must complete a Dance Audition and Scholarship Form. Transfer students who have completed an Associate Degree, must place at an intermediate technique level or above in order to complete their Bachelor Degree within a minimum two-year timeline. The Scholarship/Class Placement Audition dates for 2018-2019 is February 3, 2018 at SUU AND February 10, 2018 at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah. Please bring a current photo and resume to the Auditions.

The audition includes a four-hour review process with check-in and warm-up at 9 am. The entire faculty will evaluate each potential student. The evaluation includes:

  • two group technique classes (ballet and modern dance)

  • a one-minute solo (choreographed by the student applicant)

  • an interview with the dance faculty

If you live outside the state or region, or are unable to attend the scheduled dates, you may contact the department for options that follow criteria established by the dance program. No student may register for major level courses without a placement audition.

Students seeking teaching licensure, must 1) submit an application and be approved by the dance faculty, 2) choose a teaching minor, 3) be admitted to the Teacher Education Program at the end of their sophomore year.

Please contact Jacque at 435-586-7746 or if you have questions.

You will also need to register as a Theatre Arts or Dance major with Stephen Wagner, the Academic Advisor for the College of Performing & Visual Arts. Mr. Wagner serves as the General Education Advisor for all students in the College of Performing and Visual Arts. Once you have registered as a major you will be assigned a Departmental Faculty Advisor as well. Students meet with both advisors at least once a semester to track and plan individual student's progress.

Stephen Wagner
College of Performing and Visual Arts
351 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, Utah 84720