Application Instructions

  Important Information

Please carefully read all instructions before beginning your application.

With effort to maintain health and safety, BDF will limit its number of participants to 35. This ensures a safe physical distance in all studios, dorms and all events.

Applications will be open February 1 – April 1, 2021. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application package early to ensure it is complete. Enrollment in 2021 will be limited to 35 students. Students will be placed on a waiting list once the program is filled. 

Applicants will be electronically notified of their status by April 15, 2021.

To hold your place in the program, a $300 deposit is due on April 30th. This non-refundable 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.

 Required Materials

A complete application must include the following materials:

1. Resume and Headshot

A current headshot and resume indicating your dance training over the last three years.

2. Application Fee

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

3. Video Clip

Given limited access to space, please shoot your video in whatever space is available to you. Living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms are acceptable! 

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

If you are not the only dancer in a performance or class 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

In-person applications are closed for 2021. Applications for PTP@HOME and YDW@HOME are still open.

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