Program Timeline

Why study Dance at St. Olaf?

A degree in Dance from St. Olaf engages students in the study of dance as a personal art, a cultural art, and a fine art, preparing them for a wide range of life and career possibilities.

About Dance Scholarships

St. Olaf Dance Scholarships are merit-based scholarships that are awarded to students with exceptional dance talent. Students also may qualify for additional need-based aid, in which case the dance scholarship becomes part of the student’s financial aid package.

Awards of $7,000 per year are open to dance majors and non-dance majors. This renewable merit-based award is potentially a $28,000 4-year scholarship. Recipients are required to participate in one of the dance department’s performing companies (or a comparable performance-based project) and a movement intensive dance class each year.

Program Timeline

A note about auditions:
In lieu of in-person auditions during the 22-23 academic year, dance scholarship applicants will be uploading video(s) during the application process. There aren’t any specific requests for these videos other than they show the dance scholarship applicant in what they consider their best light.

September 2
Online application process open.

November 1
Early Decision 1 and Early Action Common Apps and Fine Arts applications due.

December 1
Early decision 1 students notified of admission decision and scholarships

December 22
Early Action students notified of admission decision and scholarships

January 15
Early decision 2  and regular decision application and fine arts application is due.

February 9 (January 23 for Early Decision 2)
Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision students get notified of admission decision and scholarships

April 14 & 15
Admitted student events for all awarded Fine Arts Scholars

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