Application Instructions

  Important Information

Please carefully read all instructions before beginning your application.

Applications will be open December 6, 2021 – May 2, 2022. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application package early to ensure it is complete.  Students will be placed on a waiting list once the program is filled. 

Applicants will be electronically notified of their status on a rolling basis within 2 weeks of submission.

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

 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 of 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.

 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 $60 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