Institute Application

Up to 80 students will be carefully selected to attend the 2020 Preprofessional Dancer Institute. To be considered, all required application items, along with the non-refundable $95 application processing fee, must be completed and received no later than April 1st.

Acceptance decisions will be made by April 30th.

All selected students will be required to make a 50% tuition deposit before May 15th in order to secure their admission. The balance of tuition will be due by June 15th. Wait-listed students will be invited after May 15th as space allows. 

Please note: it is in your best interest to begin your application early since we cannot guarantee that we can respond in a timely manner in the days and hours right before the deadline should you need assistance in completing and submitting your application by the deadline. Deadline extensions will not be awarded due to delayed email replies from the Preprofessional Dance Institute staff.

Here are the items you will need to properly complete this application:

    • A recent professional headshot in color. It must be at least 300 dpi and less than 1MB.
    • A one-page personal statement.
    • Post a Youtube or Vimeo link featuring a video of you performing a classical, modern, or contemporary solo. The work may be on stage or in the studio. Your solo or classical variation should be 1 – 3 minutes long and show you in training clothes or a costume that allows us to see your lines cleanly. Please use a solo or variation that is from the past 12 months. If you are shooting the video yourself, it must be in a well-lit studio and the footage must not be blurry.
    • Contact info for your studio/school director or a teacher who knows you well, in case follow-up is needed for additional information.

Please remember to save your progress as you complete the various stages of the application. Nothing is submitted until payment is completed, at which point nothing within the application can be changed.

Thank you for applying, and please complete your application below.

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