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  • 5 Tips to Prepare for a Dean College Dance or Theatre Audition

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    On Saturday, February 24th and Saturday, March 17th, 2018 Dean College will be hosting dance and theatre auditions for the upcoming school year.

    If you haven’t registered yet, click here to register for dance and click here to register for theatre auditions!

    Auditions are an important part of the admissions process for both the dance and theatre programs and are required for admission. Auditions can be nerve wracking, but we want you to do your best!

    Here are 5 tips to prepare for an audition!

    Get Organized. If you haven’t finished your application for admission, please do so as soon as possible. Review the information on the audition webpage and if you did not submit a photo and résumé to the Admissions Office, be sure to bring them to the audition. In addition, please complete the Dance Audition and Liability Form or the Theatre Audition and Liability Form.

    Know the requirements. Did you know if you’re coming for a theatre audition, you need to prepare two contrasting monologues? Musical theatre students also need to prepare a musical selection. Make sure you review your requirements so that you come as prepared as you can.

    Dress appropriately. Think of this audition as a job interview. You should be taking every step of the process very seriously, including your dress. Candidates for theatre should wear comfortable clothing that they can present their monologues or musical selections in. Candidates for dance need to be prepared to change for each of their dance routines.

    Be on time. Audition check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Main Stage Kiosk in the Campus Center.

    Pack the night before. Make a detailed list of everything you need to take with you to the audition.  The last thing you want to do is forget something and be distracted on this important day.

    To learn more about the audition process, visit If you have questions, please contact Christy Parlon, audition coordinator for the Schools of Dance and the Arts, at or 508-541-1504.

    Offering both B.A. and B.F.A. degrees, the Palladino School of Dance offers intensive training in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop and tap to set you up for a career in anything from choreography to studio management. To learn more, visit the Palladino School of Dance webpage

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