Auditions and Admissions

Admission Information

Enrollment for the Summer Dance Intensive is limited to 46 qualified students. Admission to the program is by way of audition, video, and through invitation by our nationally recognized Sam Houston State University Department of Dance faculty. ​

Important Dates:

The SHSU Summer Dance Intensive is cancelled for 2020. We hope that eligible students (13-19 year olds) in 2021 will consider dancing with us next summer. 

Audition Instructions

Video Audition

  1. Ballet - must demonstrate a center adagio, and grand allegro combination.
  2. Modern/Contemporary – a short phrase demonstrating the basic skills and understanding of the use of floor work, and the ability to improvise.
  3. Solo – a two-minute choreographed solo danced in the style of your choice.  If the solo is not the applicant’s choreography, be sure to state the choreographer of the work.


Department of Dance
815 17th Street, Suite 150, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 294-3342 or (936) 294-1875 | E-mail: