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January Audition - Early Decision / Early Commitment

Audition for the fall 2022 registration will open November 1, 2021

For admission and scholarship consideration:

1) Dancers must apply academically to Oklahoma City University by January 16, 2022.

2) Complete audition registration by January 16, 2022.

3) Dancers must attend Dancing with the Starts event held on Friday January 28th. Auditioners will automatically be registered.

4) Attend our audition day on January 29th, 2022.

NOTE: Attendance/Participation in Dance with the Stars Day is required for Early Decision / Early Commitment Auditioners.

UPDATED Eligibility Requirements for all auditions

To be eligible to register for the dance program auditions or video submissions, auditioners must FIRST apply for admission academically to Oklahoma City University.

*** Auditioners do not have to wait for an official response from Oklahoma City University in order to register for the Early Commitment/Early Decision auditions.


Students (domestic or international) must have at least one of the following:

  • ACT composite score of 21 or above
  • SAT composite score of 1060 or above

*If unable to take the ACT or SAT due to COVID-19 test site closings, see minimum GPA requirement option or contact Danielle Shipley at or Evelyn Wasson at

Transfer Students

Transfer students are required to submit college transcripts to be evaluated to be eligible to audition. Transfer students with less than 27 completed semester credit hours of academic courses must have qualifying ACT or SAT scores as described above for entering freshmen and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Transfer students for all degree programs with over 26 completed semester credit hours of academic courses must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Transcripts may be sent prior to registering for the audition or immediately after registering. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.

Official or unofficial transcripts can be submitted to Danielle Shipley via email at, fax (405-208-5313) or mail (Oklahoma City University Dance, Attn: Danielle Shipley, 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106).

Questions about our audition process? Contact Danielle Shipley at 405-208-5644 or

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The January audition is an Early Decision/Early Commitment audition. This means that those attending this audition wish to become a student in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment in fall 2021 and have selected Oklahoma City University as their first choice university/college and the OCU dance program as their first choice dance program. Students should not be applying to or attending auditions for other programs after attending the early decision/early commitment audition. We will notify auditioners of the audition results within two or three weeks following the audition. Auditioners who are accepted must make an early commitment to OCU and the Ann Lacy School in February to become a dance major for fall 2021, applying for financial aid if needed, making a commitment deposit, making a housing deposit, and taking other steps in good faith to become an OCU student in fall 2021, subject to acceptance for admission by the university. Commitment deposits must be submitted no later than March 15, 2021 or a dancer’s position may be forfeited. Those needing to wait until May 1st to decide which university they wish to attend should plan to attend our March audition.


We have a no refund policy on our dance admission audition tickets (this includes auditioners and observers). ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Please make sure you have first applied academically to Oklahoma City, have met our required ACT/SAT scores in order to be eligible to audition, and checked your schedule for conflicts.

*Auditioners must complete all technique sessions and the personal performance.

**The dance program will not accept admission audition registrations or video submissions from auditioners (domestic or international) with ACT scores below 21 or SAT scores 1060, or where this information has not been provided. Transfer students are required to submit college transcripts to be evaluated for eligibility to audition.