Audition BA Contemporary Dance

Application period BA Contemporary Dance:
Stage Dance / Performance / Dance Pedagogy

The application period for the academic year 2024/25 is from 1 February until 6 May 2024. The studies start with the winter semester on 1 October 2024.

Please use our  online registration, to sign up for the audition.

The audition for the BA Contemporary Dance consists of two rounds. For the first round there are three possibilities: an online audition or one of the two live auditions in Berlin or Linz. The successful applicants of the first rounds are being invited to join the second round in Linz.

For the 2nd round please prepare a solo of about 2-3 minutes.

The online audition only possible until 12.04.2024!

Please register online beforehand.

After the online registration you will receive an email with a personalised Drop-In-Link to upload the videos latest by 12. April 2024 // 23:59 CET.

You have the possibility to either directly upload your videos or to upload a PDF with the links to your videos. Videos that are being uploaded must meet the following criteria:

  • Allowed file formats: MP4 or MOV
  • Duration per video: maximum 5 min
  • Size of video files: maximum 500 MB each
  • Number of uploaded videos: maximum 2

Tasks and demonstration videos

For your video application please follow the tasks and demonstration videos below. Please stick to the given time and make sure that your videos are labelled clearly.

               1. Please introduce yourself shortly in German or English (1 minute)

              What’s your name, how old are you, where are you from, what have you done so far

              and why would you like to study contemporary dance?

              2. Contemporary Dance

              Please film yourself dancing the movement phrase of the video: Contemporary Demonstration.

              Please use the music provided in the video.

              3. Ballet-technique

              Please film yourself dancing all exercises of the video: Ballet Demonstration.

              Please use the music provided in the video.

              4. Improvisation task (2 minutes)

              Please film yourself dancing the following improvisation tasks.

  • Using the articulation of all your joints, play with the idea of folding and unfolding - from outside to inside / from inside to outside.
  • Use this idea to work with level changes. How does this take you down into the floor and up again? How many different levels can you explore?
  • Add changes of dynamic to your exploration. Work with relaxation as well as strength/tension. How can both inhabit the body at the same time?
  • Finally, play with different tempos. Can you play with different speeds, from very slow to very fast?


The Berlin Audition takes place on 27.04.2024 // 10:00 CET at the Eden Studios. (Eden Studios, Breite Strasse 43, 13187 Berlin)
Please register online beforehand.

After the first round selected applicants are being invited to join the 2nd round in Linz.

The first round of the Linz Audition takes place on 10 May 2024 from 9:00 onwards at Anton Bruckner Private University.
Please register online beforehand.

After the first round only selected applicates are allowed to join the second day in Linz.

The second round takes place at Anton Bruckner Private University on 11 May 24 starting from 09:00. Only applicants that have passed one of the first rounds (Online, Berlin or Linz) are allowed to join the second round.

Requirements for this degree program are a significant talent for movement, very good previous knowledge and a high aptitude for contemporary dance as well as a solid knowledge of ballet. An openness to diverse artistic approaches is expected.

Applicants are being selected for the first semester of the BA studies. Entering into a higher semester, due to previous studies is only possible in exceptional cases.

Please do understand that due to the high number of applicants we are not able to give feedback during the process.

The commission reserves the right to make decisions regarding the allocation of study places based on the video application already.