Thank you for your interest in applying to the LACHSA Dance Department! Please review the following requirements for applying to our department.
PLEASE NOTE - New admission requirements for the upcoming audition season are posted every October. The requirements below are subject to change.
January (Date TBA):
Online Application Submission
February (Dates TBA):
March (Date TBA):
Decision letters emailed
Please allow ample time to upload your online application. Late or incomplete online applications will not be considered. Time and schedule for auditions to be determined by the number of applicants. Audition day for each dancer will be assigned randomly. Unfortunately, we cannot take requests for a specific day or time.
Fully complete and submit the LACHSA online application by the date listed above.
Prepare for your audition. Audition day and time for each dancer will be assigned RANDOMLY.
Attend audition. Please make sure you bring a hard copy of your transcripts with you to the audition.
PLEASE NOTE - Interviews and callbacks are granted only if all general requirements for attending LACHSA have been met. The time and scheduling of interviews and callbacks is determined by the number of applicants and will be assigned randomly.
Here's what to expect when you arrive for your audition:
PART 1: GROUP AUDITION
The group audition is conducted as follows:
Participate in an excerpted ballet class – barre and center.
Participate in learning and performing a modern contemporary movement study.
PART 2: SOLO AUDITION
The solo audition is conducted as follows:
Perform a solo dance 45-60 seconds in length in any style which best displays their talent.
Student must provide music on cell phone, iPhone or CD.
PART 3: INTERVIEW
In addition to their auditions, students will participate in the following:
A brief interview with the panel of adjudicators.
Complete a brief writing prompt. All materials will be provided to the applicants.
Applicants are expected to wear appropriate dance wear:
Recommended for girls: leotard and tights; hair neatly up and pulled out of the face.
Recommended for boys: black tights or leggings and white t-shirt.
Please no watches or dangling jewelry.
Ballet slippers are highly recommended for all applicants.
Applicants will evaluated on the following criteria:
Natural movement facility including coordination strength and flexibility
Ability to take and apply direction
Applicants who complete and submit the online application by above deadline will receive a check-in & audition time that will be posted on the dance department website here.
Dancers may arrive up to 30 mins. prior to scheduled check-in and warm-up on their own prior to their audition (please make sure to check-in first).
NOTE: For the purpose of identifying each dance applicant, a Polaroid photo or video may be taken.