How to Apply

How to Apply for a Dance Scholarship

Please read the following instructions before beginning the online application:

  1. Your written response to these questions:
    • What are your plans for academic study in college and ideas about your future career goals?
    • Why are you interested in the dance program at St. Olaf College?
    • To what other schools do you intend to apply? (optional)
  2. A letter of recommendation from your dance teacher.
  3. Your dance resume which includes a description of your private study for the past three years, an outline of performance experience in the past four years, a list of honors or awards, and other information that you feel is helpful or relevant to your application.
  4. Participation in an on-campus audition either in mid-October or in late February. All applicants may attend the October audition. Please preregister for the mid-October audition at  The February audition, however, is for selected applicants only. Following the college application deadline of January 15, selected applicants who have not previously auditioned in October will be invited to the audition on February 28.  Click here to find a schedule for the day.
  5. In addition to the dance scholarship application, the St. Olaf College application for admission is due January 15.

Students Applying to Enter St. Olaf for the Fall of 2020:

A note about your dance résumé:

Your dance résumé should include the following information:

  • Description of your private study for the past three years. Include teachers’ names and dates of study
  • Outline of performance experiences in the past four years. Include school, church, community and regional performances
  • List of honors or awards
  • Other information that you feel is helpful or relevant to your application

  Application is open September 15 – December 15
Apply for a Dance Scholarship

Contact Us:

Department of Dance
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN 55057
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