One Location. One Audition. Endless Possibilities.

We are just two weeks away from Dancewave’s anticipated October event Dancing Through College & Beyond! Aside from a completely free college fair, the chance to meet with current college dance students, and movement classes, Dancing Through College & Beyond (DTCB) will feature an audition process involving 27 of the 50 participating colleges. This year, Dancewave’s DTCB is partnering with 15 auditioning colleges from across the country to offer merit-based scholarships to their respective dance programs.

DTCB’s audition process not only eliminates multiple travel fees for parents with auditioning dancers (27 schools in ONE audition!), but it also provides access & resources to dance in higher education for young, emerging dance artists. This is the first year participating colleges have opted to offer merit-based scholarships directly to their dance programs through DTCB.

Auditioning Schools Include:

Adelphi UniversityAmerican Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Broadway Dance Center, Cornish College of the Arts, Drexel University / Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Gaynor Minden, Hofstra University, Montclair State University, Sacred Heart University, Slippery Rock University, Steps Conservatory Program, Temple University / Boyer College of Music & Dance, Townson University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of the Arts, Wayne State University / Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre & Dance


Read about last year’s Dancing Through College & Beyond here.


Adelphi University* | AMDA* | California Institute of the Arts – The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance* | Cornish College of the Arts* | Denison University* | DeSales University* | Drexel University-Westphal College of Media Arts & Design* | George Mason University-School of Dance* | Hofstra University* | Hope College | Kent State University-School of Theatre and Dance| Marymount Manhattan College| Miami Dade- College- New World School of the Arts | Middlebury College | Montclair State University* | NYU Tisch Institute of the Performing Arts | Pace University – School of Performing Arts | Queensborough community college | Rider University – Westminster School of the Arts | Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts | Sacred Heart University* |Sarah Lawrence College | Slippery Rock University* | Steps Conservatory Program* | SUNY Brockport |SUNY Purchase College-SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance* | Temple University-Boyer College of Music and Dance* | The Ailey School | The Boston Conservatory at Berklee | The Juilliard School | The New School-Eugene Lang College* | The Ohio State University* | The University of Hartford- The Hartt School | Towson University* | University at Buffalo | University of Maryland-School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies | University of Massachusetts Amherst |  USC-Glorya Kaufman School of Dance | Wayne State University – Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre & Dance*

*denotes auditioning programs

Dancewave wants to extend a special thanks to Dancing Through College & Beyond’s sponsors! Dancing Through College & Beyond is made possible through the support of the Dance Education Laboratory, Dance Magazine, Harkness Dance Center, and New York Department of Cultural Affairs.