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Admission Information

We are excited to share all that the UGA Department of Dance has to offer with you as you start your college journey. Whether you are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (AB), a double major with Dance and another degree program, a Dance Minor, or a DoubleDawg Degree, you first need to apply to both the University of Georgia (UGA) and the Department of Dance. Here is how to do it.


step one: Apply to the university of georgia

You cannot attend the UGA Department of Dance as a dance major or minor unless you are ultimately accepted by the University of Georgia. Recent steady increase in applications to UGA has created higher entrance requirements, so your high school GPA and SAT score are as important as your aptitude in dance as requirements for admission. Current UGA students skip to step two.

The UGA application deadline is January 1, 2024. Early admission deadline is October 15, 2023.
(You may apply and attend the November dance major audition prior to applying to UGA if you are not applying for early action.)

Apply to the University of Georgia

For additional details on UGA Admissions, please visit:

Step Two: Apply to the uga department of dance

All dancers seeking entrance to the UGA Department of Dance as freshmen or as transfer students during the 2024-2025 academic year are required to submit an application form. The Audition Application Form, Statement of Intent, and Photo must be returned to the UGA Department of Dance by November 3, 2023 or January 19, 2024, one week prior to the audition you are attending. No applications will be accepted after this date. While attending one of these in-person auditions is highly encouraged, a virtual audition for those unable to travel will be planned for Friday, February 9, 2024. Application materials should be received by Friday, February 2 and video link by Monday, February 5, 2024. Please do not send February audition applications before the November audition.

The following items are to be submitted along with your audition application form:

1.  A full length picture of the applicant in dance attire in a position of your choice. Please do
      not use a performance picture in costume and make-up. If submitting by e-mail, please
      send as a JPEG format only.

2.  200-250 word double-spaced typewritten statement of purpose. This statement should
       include the applicant's reason for wanting to earn a degree in dance, current range of
       career goals, and general comments upon the value of dance training to the individual.

3.  For virtual audition only - a single link to your video (YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox) of the
       four demonstrated movement phrases (to be posted by February 1) and solo performance
       will be due by Monday, February 5, 2024.

> Click here for the movement phrases and video information

Auditions Application Coordinator
Department of Dance
Dance Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3653

Or e-mail to  (please include all materials in one PDF document)

NOTE:  Applications sent by mail must be received by the dates indicated above. If you expect a delay in your application delivery, please notify us.

Download UGA Department of Dance Application Form


Step Three: Select and attend your AUdition Date

All dancers seeking entrance to the UGA Department of Dance as freshmen or as transfer students during the 2024-2025 academic year must also complete an audition, either in person or virtually. There are three dates available. Rmemeber, you must submit your application to the UGA Department of Dance no later than one week before your audition. (See step two for application). The available audition dates are listed below. You must select your date on your application form.

  • Friday, November 10, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (Return audition application by Friday, November 3)
  • Friday, January 26, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (Return audition application by Friday, January 19)
  • Friday, February 9, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Virtual)
    (While attending one of the in-person auditions is highly encouraged, a virtual audition will be planned on this day. Return audition application by Friday, February 2 and video link by Monday, February 5)

Dancers wishing to major in dance but entering UGA prior to auditioning for the major program are given "provisional dance major" status, if passing a placement audition the first day of classes of the semester. Provisional majors are placed in dance major courses at the appropriate level and should complete the next scheduled formal audition. Dancers are accorded full recognition as dance majors by the University only after completing all University Core requirements. Intended dance majors entering UGA Spring 2024 that have not auditioned should plan to attend the November 10 audition.

Learn more about Dance Major Audition Requirements and Expectations


Scholarship Application

Unless a student requests otherwise, each student auditioning for entrance into the dance major program will be considered for a Lucy Lampkin Dance Scholarship. For the 2024-2025 year, one $1,000-$2,000 scholarship will be available for the freshman class and several scholarships will be available for each of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes through Lucy Lampkin and THE FRIENDS OF DANCE. Other scholarship opportunities may be possible for incoming freshman through the Department of Dance in years funds are available. For information on scholarships offered by UGA, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website at:

Dance Minor

The minor in dance consists of eighteen semester hours of dance course work, nine credit hours of 3000-5000 level. Typically a student declares the minor in the freshman or sophomore year and takes required coursework during the sophomore, junior and senior years. Faculty evaluation of the student's technical ability as evidenced in a dance technique class audition is required for the student to declare a dance minor. More information can be found on the minor audition page.

Support Dance at UGA

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