Prepare for Performing Arts Auditions

  • Preparing for Your Audition

    Auditions are an important part of the admissions process for Dance or Theatre at Dean College. While the experience is professional, we want you to feel comfortable in order to be your best.

    Get Yourself 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 Audition and Liability Form below and bring it to the audition.

    Dance Audition and Liability Form
    Theatre Audition and Liability Form

    Theatre Audition Requirements

    • Acting students will prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than two minutes each. 
    • Musical Theatre students should prepare a two-minute monologue and one musical selection (demonstrating vocal range) of no more than two minutes. Applicants must provide their own sheet music. Musical Theatre students will also participate in a dance class to demonstrate their proficiency in movement. 
    • Technical Theatre and Theatre Studies students should contact the School of the Arts at 508.541.1606 for information about required portfolio materials. 

    Dress Appropriately

    Candidates for Theatre should wear comfortable clothing to present their monologues and/or musical selections—no costumes.

    Candidates for Dance will need to pack a change of clothes for each of the dance routines.

    Women should bring the following dance attire:

    • For Ballet – black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes.
    • For Modern – black leotard, black footless tights, bare feet.
    • For Jazz and Tap – jazz shoes/hip hop sneakers and tap shoes are required, solid color dance pants are allowed.
    Men should bring the following dance attire: 
    • For Ballet – black leggings, white t-shirt, black slippers.
    • For Modern – black leggings, white t shirt, bare feet.
    • For Jazz and Tap - jazz shoes/hip hop sneakers and tap shoes are required, solid color dance pants are allowed, solid color t-shirt.

    Be On Time

    Audition check-in begins at 8:00 am at the Main Stage Kiosk in the Campus Center. Do not arrive too early and, of course, try not to be late. Review directions to the College and, if necessary, arrange for a hotel the night before.

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


Take the next Step

  • Audition Dates

    • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    • Saturday, January 27, 2018
    • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    • Saturday, March 17, 2018
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  • 2017-18 Performances

    • Six Characters Oct. 11th-15th
    • Art Mosaic Oct. 27th-28th
    • Legally Blonde Nov. 15th-19th
    • New Dancers Showcase Dec. 8th-9th
    • Twelfth Night Feb. 21st-25th
    • Senior Showcase Mar. 16th-17th
    • Choreographers Concert Mar. 23rd-24th
    • Curtains Apr. 11th-Apr.15th
    • The Glass Menagerie Apr. 19th-22nd
    • Dance Company: Apr. 16th-29th
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