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.

Required Materials

A complete application must include the following materials:

1. Resume

A resume indicating your dance training over the last three years. Please indicate the styles of dance you have studied, how long you have studied each style, where you have studied, and how many time a week you take classes.

Sample Resume

 2. Application Fee

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

3. Teacher Evaluation Form

The link to this form must be provided to your teacher for them to complete and submit directly.

Teacher Evaluation Form

4. 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.