Application Instructions

 Important Information

Please carefully read all instructions before beginning your application.

Prepare a resume and one 2-3 minute video demonstrating your current training and skills.

Students are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application package early to ensure placement as qualified students are accepted on a rolling basis and enrollment is limited. Students will be placed on a waiting list once the program is filled. 

Please allow up to 3 weeks for review and processing of your materials. Applicants will then be electronically notified of their status.

To hold your place in the program, a $300 deposit is due within two weeks of your acceptance. This deposit is applied directly towards your tuition. 

Please contact Allie James, Admissions Director at (207) 786-6381 or via e-mail at dancefest@bates.edu if you have any questions.

 Course Selection Guidelines

To be placed in preferred courses, students will reflect experience on their resumes and in application videos. This ensures both safety and rigor in classes. Please use the following guidelines to consider appropriate class selections and rank your preferences.

Level III (intermediate) requires dancers have at least four years on current and continuous training in specified technique.

Level IV (intermediate/advanced) requires dancers have at least five years of current and continuous training in specified technique.

Level V (advanced) requires dancers have at least six years of current and continuous training in specified technique.

Courses without specific levels are open to students able to demonstrate commensurate experience in related forms.

Required Materials

A complete application must include the following materials:

1. Resume

A resume indicating your dance training over the last three years. Please note: In order to enroll in Level IV or V courses, or Contact Improvisation, you must document commensurate experience.

2. Application Fee

A Visa, Mastercard, or check for the required $55 application fee.

3. Video Clip

Please submit between two and three minutes of video shot in the last year that clearly demonstrates (1) your ability to move through space; (2) move into and recover from the floor; (3) perform both sustained and quick movement. 

If you are not the only dancer in the video, please clearly identify yourself.

FYI – If your video clip contains copyrighted music, Youtube™ or Vimeo™ may not document the audio in the recording.

Online Application Form

Be sure to have all required components listed above ready before you begin your online application.

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