Dance Digital Audition
Round One: Friday December 18, 2020
Round Two: Friday February 26, 2021
Round Three: Friday April 16, 2021
Howard University Dance Program candidates must submit a digital record of their audition. Please see the requirements below. All bulleted items must be addressed in the video. Omission of any item results in non-acceptance to the program.
Videos need not be professionally recorded. As long as the technique is visible and sound is clear, digital recordings can be shot on phones, iPads, tablets, etc. Audition questions should be answered on the digital recording after the dance technique portion.
Submission Deadlines are listed above. Submission can be through email or upload your files to YouTube if they are too large for email (you can make the upload private if you wish). Email your file or link to the coordinator of the dance program, Prof. Royce Zackery (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please attach your resume and headshot to your submission email with the Subject: AUDITION- (insert name). If you have any questions, contact Prof. Royce Zackery.
Requirements for Howard University Dance Video Auditions
Ballet Barre that includes:
- Ron de jambe
- Grand battlement
- Turning combination
- Petite allegro
- Grand allegro
Modern dance requirements:
- A modern dance center combination/solo
- A one-minute improvisation
African dance requirements:
- Demonstration of 4 to 5 movements in traditional West African dance performed to either recorded or live drumming or no music. Dance movements from other parts of Africa are also accepted.
NOTE: If you have not had previous experience with African dance you will not be penalized. The audition will then be based on the Ballet and Modern requirements, and the interview questions below.
Dance candidates must also answer the following interview questions:
- Why Howard University Dance Program?
- While focusing on the mastery of your craft, what professional companies/national and international work are you planning to pursue in the future?
- Howard University Dance Program is intense by itself, but in addition to the extensive amounts of dance courses, rehearsals, and so on, academic courses must also be mastered. What is your plan for time management?
Lastly, we cannot accept candidates who do not receive acceptance to Howard University. Please only submit your audition video after you have received an acceptance letter/email from Howard University.