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USA Auditions

Audition for London Contemporary Dance School's undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in USA.

The School will be auditioning at the following venues in January 2018 for September 2018 entry:

New York

Sunday 21 January 2018

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Dance
111 Second Ave
between East 6th and East 7th Streets
New York, N.Y. 10003

Full audition for: BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance, Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Performance, Edge)
Preliminary audition for: Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Developing Artistic Practice)

San Francisco

Saturday 27 January 2018

ODC Dance Commons
351 Shotwell Street
San Francisco
CA 94110-1324

Full audition for: BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance
Preliminary audition for: Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Developing Artistic Practice), Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Performance, Edge) - Edge full auditions only in New York and London.

Please note:

  • full audition means that an offer will be made based on the audition performance
  • preliminary auditions will be followed by a second stage e.g. submitting footage of work and a skype interview
  • where possible, we would encourage applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Performance, EDge) to audition in New York

Audition Day

Please expect the audition to be a minimum of four hours. Candidates may or may not be asked to stay for the whole day, which will consist of:
Welcome and introduction
Ballet class
Contemporary class
Contemporary solo (undergraduate applicants only)
Visa and funding information session

You are requested to wear tight-fitting clothes throughout the audition and should bring a leotard/tight-fitting t-shirt, footless tights, knee pads, socks and flat ballet shoes.

Undergraduate applicants: for your contemporary solo presentation you may wish to use music. Either an mp3 player can be used or a recording on a CD clearly marked with your name, composer’s name and title of the piece. We would also suggest that you bring a spare copy of the music in a different format, as not all sound equipment is compatible with all CD recordings. Your solo should not exceed one minute.

Developing Artistic Practice (DAP) applicants: please note that the overseas practical auditions are mostly geared towards undergraduate programmes, so the taught content will be very different from the specific DAP auditions held in London. Jeanne Yasko, Artistic Director for Edge will be at the New York audition and will be best placed to give face to face information about the DAP programme. Our usual practice is to record footage from all overseas auditions which is then viewed by members of the postgraduate department back in London, and discussed in conjunction with your personal statement alongside any links you may have sent. We then arrange skype interviews with selected applicants.

Contact details and additional questions

Should any applicant have further questions about VISA applications, please contact Student Support on +44 (0)20 7121 1133 or at for further information on the application process please contact the School office email or call +44 (0)20 7121 1111

Video Audition

In some circumstances applicants who are unable to attend any of the auditions in London or USA may be able to submit a video audition. Due to the availability of audition places in London, the School can only accept video auditions in exceptional circumstances from candidates who live within the United Kingdom. Download the video audition requirements.


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