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Applying and Auditioning to the Butler Dance Program

JCA Dance Audition

COVID-19 Update: We are currently evaluating our application and audition process due to COVID-19.  Any changes to our current process will be communicated on this webpage no later than August 1, 2020.

Information about the application and audition process for Butler’s Department of Dance can be found below. 

Questions? Contact the JCA Admission office at or 317-940-9656.

Application Process

When applying to the Jordan College of the Arts as an incoming first year applicant, students are required to follow the standard application process outlined on the Office of Admission website.

Additionally, Dance students are required to submit:

  • A supplemental Dance questionnaire 
  • A full length dance photo. Women in black leotard, pink tights—first position arabesque en pointe, Men in white fitted shirts and black tights—attitude derriere relevé
  • An audition video - specific requirements will be sent to applicants as part of the application process.

Information on these additional requirements is emailed to prospective students after the Butler application or Common App is submitted. 

Admission Deadlines

November 1: Early Action Deadline
February 1: Regular Decision Deadline

Get Started...

Begin your application by visiting the Office of Admission website.

Audition Details

​2020–2021 Audition Process


In order to maintain a safe environemt for our current and prospective students, all auditions for Fall 2021 admission will be via video.  Applicants will be sent specific requirements for the video as part of the application process.  Videos will be evaluated for admission based on when the video link is received with Dance Department admission decisions being released on the 1st and 15th of each month beginning in October.  Dance supplemental applications must be received at least 7 days before the release date. Please contact with any questions.



Financial Aid

Financial assistance may come from several different sources. Butler offers two types of scholarships that are awarded as part of the application and audition process.

  • Academic scholarships are offered to student who demonstrate a strong record of academic excellence in high school. 
  • Jordan College of the Arts Awards may be awarded to students who display promise in the performing arts.
Jordan College of the Arts Awards for dance

All auditions received by February 22, 2021 are considered for a Jordan College of the Arts Awards. JCA Awards for dance are recommended and determined by the dance faculty and are based on the applicant's performance during the audition process. It is important to dress appropriately for an audition and dance your very best during the audition class. The dance faculty considers your presentation of technique, approach to the audition materials, aptitude and potential. Apply and audition early for best opportunity.

Butler also offers additional types of scholarships that require a separate application and interview. We also accept scholarships from outside sources. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid website to learn more about financial aid options and other scholarship opportunities for incoming students.