College of Fine Arts and Design

Auditions / Scholarships

Tuition Waivers/Scholarships

In-state and out-of-state tuition waivers are available for UCO Dance majors. For in-state tuition waivers, a student must be an Oklahoma resident and enrolled in 12 credit hours.  For out-of-state students, there are tuition waivers to waive a portion of the out-of-state fees.

Dance scholarships, which are awarded following the spring auditions, are determined by talent, financial need and academic scholarship. There are also cash scholarships, which can assist with tuition and books:

  • The Lorraine Remmel Watson Dance Scholarship, which is awarded to an incoming freshman and senior dance major
  • The Kaleidoscope Dancers Cash Scholarship awarded to a female dance major
  • The Warren Armstrong Dance Scholarship awarded to a male dance major

We highly recommend that if you have a high G.P.A with outstanding academic credentials that you also apply for the various UCO Academic Scholarships –please note many of the deadlines are in February or March 1.  The following link will help you determine which scholarships are best suited to your needs: 2015-2016 Scholarship Application Information

Department of Dance Auditions

Auditions for 2015-16 will be held on February 21st from 1:00pm-5:00pm .

On site audition: We require a recent copy of your high school/college transcript, resume, photo and 3 letters of recommendation. Be prepared to present a 1:00 minute solo if requested in either ballet, modern, or jazz.  The audition will consist of a ballet warm-up at the barre, followed by ballet, jazz and modern center work.

The Dance Department strongly recommends that each prospective student attend the February 21st audition, however, if an out-of-state student is unable to attend, an audition video may be submitted for review.

For Audition information and registration, contact Robyn Pasternack at:, or Tonya Kilburn at

Check the Scholarship information link at