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:

DEPARTMENT OF DANCE SCHOLARSHIPS BY APPLICATION

• HANNAH MCCARTY PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP FOR THEATRE AND DANCE
• RICHARD DENSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR DANCE EDUCATION
• WARREN ARMSTRONG ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR DANCE
• JAMIE JACOBSON ENDOWED MEMORIAL DANCE SCHOLARSHIP

DEPARTMENT OF DANCE SCHOLARSHIPS BY FACULTY NOMINATION
• THE LINDA CAMERON SCHOLARSHIP FOR DANCE
• F. ANN SHANKS OUTSTANDING PERFORMER IN DANCE AWARD
• LORRAINE REMMEL WATSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
• KALEIDOSCOPE DANCE SCHOLARSHIP

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: Scholarship Application Information

Department of Dance Auditions

Auditions for the 2016-17 academic year will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 1 - 5 p.m.

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

The Dance Department strongly recommends that each prospective student attend the March 5 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: rpasternack@uco.edu, or Tonya Kilburn at tkilburn@uco.edu

Check the Scholarship information link at cfad.uco.edu

International Student Applications

The UCO Department of Dance encourages students from across the globe to apply to our diverse and inclusive dance program. For consideration, please mail a recent copy of your high school/college transcript, resume, photo and 3 letters of recommendation, as well as a Statement of Interest in the UCO Department of Dance.  Please include a DVD or flash drive of a Ballet Adagio and Grand Allegro, and a two-minute solo in the style of your choice.  You may also email these items to Jill Priest at jpriest@uco.edu.
For more information on International Student University Admissions, please visit: http://www.uco.edu/student-affairs/oga/future-students/undergraduate/index.asp

In addition, please visit 2015-2016 Scholarship Application Information to see what College and University scholarships you qualify for.