Dance Auditions

Congratulations on your admission to Nova Southeastern University!

We are so excited to welcome you to the dance program! Now that you’re officially a Shark, we invite you to audition with us on campus for course placement during an upcoming Shark Preview Weekend. This audition is required for all incoming dance majors. 

2023 Shark Preview Weekends with Audition Dates*

  • February 16 – 18, 2023
                 Audition: Friday, February 17, 2023 – 1 p.m.
  • March 30 – April 1, 2023
                 Audition: Friday, March 31, 2023 – 1 p.m

NOTE: If an in-person audition is not possible, students may request an online audition where they send in a video and schedule an online interview by emailing Elana Lanczi at

How to Sign Up for Shark Preview

  • Check the email you used on your application for admission. Within one week of the date of your admission letter, you will receive a personalized URL to an online portal with additional instructions on how to sign up for a Shark Preview Weekend. For more information about Shark Preview Weekend, visit You are encouraged to apply for additional Premier Programs that you can also interview for during Shark Preview Weekend.

What to Expect

  • Prepare to take a modern dance class and perform a 1-2 minute solo in the style of your choice.
  • Immediately following the class portion of the audition, you will meet with dance faculty for a brief, informal interview to discuss your individual academic and artistic goals. The interview is an opportunity for the faculty to get to know you as well as an opportunity for you to address any questions you may have about the dance program at NSU.
  • You will be assessed for level placement in dance technique courses during the audition.
  • Please note that the dance audition is closed to observers.

Dress Code

  • Dance attire with solid colors is preferred. Long hair should be secured away from the face. Please no dangling jewelry or watches.


For information about the dance program, please visit: or contact Elana Lanczi at

Scholarship Opportunity for Dance Majors

Incoming Freshman Dance majors are encouraged to apply for the Razor’s Edge Shark Talent scholarship program and schedule an interview during a Virtual Shark Preview Weekends.
Please click link for more information about the Razor's Edge scholarship.