Alternative Virtual Audition Option

The School of Theatre and Dance uses Acceptd for dance audition registration. To participate in a virtual audition, when prompted to choose an audition date select the “Video Option.” The link to access Acceptd is below.  

Register for a Dance Audition

Contact the Dance Division Coordinator with any questions or for an alternate audition method.
Please email Terri Siefer at

Students interested in pursuing one of the alternate audition options will still need to complete audition registration. Instructions can be found below.

Please be prepared to provide the following:

  1. Information on previous dance experience
  2. Letter of recommendation (see requirements below)
  3. A photo for identification purposes (see requirements below)
  4. For those auditioning via video: 
    1. A video introduction no more than 2 minutes in length discussing your previous dance background, your future career goals, and what brought you to Kent State
    2. A video of one of the specified and demonstrated combinations (see section below)
    3. A video of a 1.5 - 3 minute solo in a style or genre which contrasts the combination you chose
      (Please note – all three of the above items can be combined into one video and can either be shared within your application as a link or as an uploaded file.)

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

A letter of recommendation is required. A letter from a current dance instructor is preferred, however a letter from a previous teacher is permitted. The letter should briefly address the student’s technical and creative abilities, degree of commitment, attendance habits and class attitude.

Photo Requirements

The photo does NOT need to be a professional photo or a "dance" photo. It can be an informal snapshot, enlarged photocopy of your Driver's License photo, etc. This photo will be used to ensure that faculty are referring to the correct individual when completing evaluations.

Combinations to Include in Video Audition 

All dancers auditioning virtually for the Kent State dance program are asked to choose one of the following combinations for inclusion in their video audition: 

Ballet - Center Floor - Adagio with Pirouette Combination 

Modern Combination 

Jazz Combination 

Expectations for Those Auditioning 

  • Alignment, flexibility, strength and endurance 

  • Musicality
  • Vocabulary
  • Ability to pick up combinations
  • Ability to make corrections
  • Ability to persevere even if mistakes are made
  • Creativity
  • Movement flow
  • Sensitivity to energy, dynamics and force
  • Performance quality
  • Openness to new ideas
  • Enthusiasm for dance

Dance Clothing

Appropriate dance clothes and shoes, footless tights/leggings

Visit Campus

If unable to attend one of the designated audition dates, prospective students may arrange to visit the School of Theatre and Dance to take a dance class and perform a solo. 

To arrange a visit, please contact Director School of Theatre and Dance and Dance Division Coordinator Barbara A. Verlezza at 330-672-0125 or


Audition results will be sent to applicants approximately 2 to 3 weeks following auditions. Confirmation of intention to attend Kent State University is requested by May 15.

For More Information

For more information about registering for an audition, please contact Terri Siefer at 330-672-0100 or