Auditions information (English)

 Dates of the spring 2020 auditions for admission in the fall 2020 semester

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. Respecting the preventive measures of the Secretariats of Health and Public Education of the federal government in the face of the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of the Americas Puebla has canceled the classroom classes and all the academic, sports, social and educational events and activities any other nature, as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Any questions about these measures can consult the official website of the UDLAP: https://www.udlap.mx/covid19/

That is why the dates that we had planned for the face-to-face auditions have been canceled. Even so, people interested in entering our dance degree in Fall 2020, will be able to conduct their audition online by providing the required documents and videos that are:

Questionnaire: To register your participation in one of our auditions, please complete the information requested in the questionnaire

Video:

(Detailed in the questionnaire and also here are the video requirements.)

As part of the registration process, links to applicant videos are required as described in the registration form. The video should include the following:

  • Ballet exercises at the barre: pliés, tendus, rond de jambes, fondu, and developpé
  • Ballet exercises in the center: adagio, pirouettes, jumps petite allegro simple and a grand allegro.
  • Contemporary dance exercises: a floor exercise that demonstrates well how to do flexion and extension movements of the whole body, use of the spine and abdominal strength, rolling, how you enter and leave the floor, and your ability to perform movements clearly rhythmic.
  • A phrase with different level changes, torso and head dropping circles, a contraction, a reversal, direction changes, and jumps.
  • A 2-minute improvisation, unedited, without music.
  • A free-style solo (ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, folk, etc.) that is repeatable with a maximum duration of 2 minutes. It may be choreographed by the candidate or by another choreographer, and it may or may not have music.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE HEARING FOR THE ARTISTIC BALLET SCHOLARSHIP, IT MUST ONLY BE A CLASSIC BALLET VARIATION. WOMEN SHOULD DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILL AND SKILLS IN POINTS. IF YOU ARE AUDITING FOR THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE ARTISTIC SCHOLARSHIP, YOUR ONLY MUST BE A CONTEMPORARY DANCE.

Make sure all the videos are ready on YouTube or Vimeo (if the video is unlisted or password protected, you should include the link and / or its password in your application), since if the link does not work, we will not be able to consider your application.

Photograph: Submit a recent headshot and full-length photograph (at a 45-degree angle to the camera lens) in .jpeg format

Interview: If necessary, some candidates may be asked to schedule an interview online.

The deadline is MAY 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CST (GMT-6). Late applications will not be accepted. After approximately 2 weeks, candidates will be notified by email if they have been accepted to continue their process of entering the Bachelor of Dance.

ARTISTIC SCHOLARSHIP: The second audition / call back will be announced and detailed as soon as possible depending on the situation with COVID-19. The date to submit your requirements (www.udlap.mx/becaartistica) to be considered for the artistic scholarship is also MAY 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST. (GMT-6)

After filling out the application, please send an email confirming your delivery to Mtra. YeaJean Choi yeajean.choi@udlap.mx

Scholarships

Artistic Scholarship contestants are selected in previous auditions and are called to a second audition to compete for any of the available Artistic Scholarships offered by UDLAP through the Cultural Diffusion office. For the guidelines of said scholarship it is necessary to be aware of the call which is published every year around the month of March and is subject to the offer of Scholarships for the current school year. The Artistic Scholarship audition has the same format as the other auditions with the difference that it has an extra component of critical analysis of an academic text related to Dance and the candidates must present a different one than the one they showed in their first audition to be able to evaluate the versatility of the interpreter.

Dance Call for Artistic Scholarships Autumn 2020 (Click to download the PDF)

If you are considering enrolling in the Bachelor of Dance and are looking for support to carry out your studies, we recommend that you review the Institutional UDLAP scholarships (which have different requirements than artistic scholarships). To apply for a scholarship, you must submit your application and meet the requirements (minimum score on the entrance exam, check high school average, payment for socioeconomic study). For more information, see the following page: www.udlap.mx/becas
About the auditions for the dance degree at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla

When considering enrolling in a Bachelor of Dance program, it is important to do a little research on it. Look around. Make questions. Every bachelor’s degree is different. Make sure you know the vision of each of them so that you can identify the program with the ability to effectively meet your needs. We, at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, look for students with: a passion for learning and exploring, who have a sense of self-motivation and discipline, who love dance, who are creative, talented, and with a great willingness to commit with new ideas.


Communication

If you have any doubts, please send an email to Mtra. Patricia Solórzano Tamayo patricia.solorzano@udlap.mx and write «doubts about the auditions» in the subject of the email.

Useful links

University of the Americas Puebla:

http://www.udlap.mx/

Admission process to Bachelor:

http://www.udlap.mx/eligeudlap/

Payments and tuition:

http://www.udlap.mx/pagosycoleginados/

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