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FAQ - Applying to the Department of Dance

  1. Are there additional criteria for applying to a Dance Major besides a generic application to York U?
  2. I am an international student, how do I apply?
  3. How do I apply as a visiting student?
  4. I am a returning student, do I have to go through the entire Department of Dance auditioning process again for re-admission?
  5. What is the minimum high school GPA for admission to the university?
  6. What is the minimum GPA I need to remain as a dance major?
  7. Are references required as part of the application process?
  8. How do I find information about my core and elective courses?
  9. Where is the Department of Dance located?
  10. Is there a student organization for dance?
  11. How do I find out what awards are available for entering students?

 


1. Are there additional criteria for applying to a Dance major besides a generic application to York?

Yes. For BFA applicants, a supplemental application and audition is required. BA applicants are invited to submit a supplemental application and attend an audition.

For information on the BFA auditioning process click here and select 'Step 3'.

For applicants from Canada click here. International applicants click here.

 

2. I am an international student, how do I apply?

For International students applying to the Dance program from outside of Canada, the application process and requirements are primarily the same. Please see the link provided for additional information. For further application details click here. Please note that Language Test results may be required.

For the BFA program, international applicants may submit a video audition if they are unable to come to Toronto to audition in person. Click here for details on Video submissions.

 

3. How do I apply as a visiting student?

If you are a student currently attending another university and wish to  take courses for transfer credit, you may do so on a Letter of Permission. If you already hold a university degree and wish to take courses at York on a non-degree status, you may also enroll by  filling out the York University application form and paying an application fee. Please follow the link to the Registrar’s Office for further information.

 

4. I am a returning student, do I have to go through the entire Department of Dance auditioning process again for re-admission?

Students away from their York University’s Dance program for less than one year may be readmitted without an audition. Those away from studies in the program for more than one year are required to audition. Please contact the Department for further information.

 

5. What is the minimum high school GPA for admission to the university?

The average required for admission to York University is in the upper 70%s for high school students and mid 70%s for current university/college students.  In recent years, the average GPA for entering students in Dance has been in the low 80%s.

 

6. What is the minimum GPA I need to remain as a dance major?

The minimum GPA for dance majors is 5.0, or a C+.

 

7.  Are references required as part of the application process?

No, references are not required, or considered.

 

8. How do I find information about my core and elective courses?

Please visit this link for more information. 

 

9. Where is the Department of Dance located?

The Department of Dance is housed in the Accolade East Building at York University's Keele campus. The administrative offices of the Department are located on the third floor of the building. Dance studios and the McLean Performance Studio on the second floor. Facilities on the main floor include conditioning and rehearsal spaces and the Department's primary performance venue, the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre.

Map and directions to Keele Campus

 

10. Is there a student organization for dance?

Yes. The Dance Students’ Association (DSA)  is an elected body of undergraduate students. The DSA’s objectives are to represent the interests of all York dance students, and to encourage and coordinate services and activities which will enhance the University experience for students in the Department of Dance, and within the broader York University community.

Please click this link  to read more about the DSA. You can also join the Dance Students' Association York U Facebook group for updates and information.

 

11. How do I find out what awards are available for entering students?

Information on awards open to incoming dance students can be found here. Information on financial grants, scholarships and bursaries open to all incoming York University students can by accessed off the Fees & Funding page.