How to Apply


Admission to the Conservatory’s Summer Intensive Program is by audition only. Those applicants unable to attend any of the scheduled auditions may substitute a “video audition” (see video audition requirements) so long as it is postmarked no later than March 6, 2015. All applicants must complete the application process described below in order to pre-register for an audition. If planning to attend a scheduled audition, please make every effort to pre-register at least 24 hours beforehand.

The procedure to pre-register for all auditions (in-person and video) is as follows:

STEP 1. Click here or on the Apply link located below the Conservatory logo on every page of our website and fill in the information requested to create a personal account.


STEP 2. Click on either the link provided in the Registration Confirmation window or the Login link under the Conservatory logo on every page of our website to access the Application Dashboard, using the username (or your email address) and password you assigned yourself.


STEP 3. On the Application Requirements panel of the Dashboard, click on 1. Application Form, fill in the information requested and then click on the "save as a draft" button at the bottom of the form (please do not skip this step, even if you think the form has been fully completed). As long as the application remains in draft form you may return to it at any time to make modifications before you submit it.

Once you are satisfied that all of the information is correct, please go ahead and click on the "Submit Application" button at the bottom of the form. You will know that your application has been successfully submitted (ie. uploaded to the correct folder in our application system) when you see a checkmark and the worded “Submitted” next to “Application Form” on the Application Requirements panel of the Application Dashboard.


STEP 4. Prepare each of the following three items:

  • LETTER OF INTENT: 1-page describing your artistic goals and interests (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf file format, 2 MB maximum file size)
  • RESUME: listing your dance training, teachers, choreography studied, and performance experience (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf file format, 2 MB maximum file size)
  • RECENT HEADSHOT PHOTO: --note does not need to be professional quality so long as dancer’s face is clearly shown (.jpeg or .png file format, file size between 150 KB and 2 MB)


STEP 5. Return to the Application Requirements panel of the Dashboard and click individually on the links Letter-of-Intent, Resume and Photograph and follow instructions to upload each of the files you have already prepared. Once each item has been successfully uploaded, a check mark will appear in the corresponding box on the panel.


STEP 6. Go to the Create/Review/Print Application panel of the Application Dashboard to review the latest version of your Application Form. If you saved the form as a Draft (by clicking on the “Save as Draft” button) but did not yet Submit it, you may still add or change information. Once you are satisfied that your application is complete, click on the "Submit Application" button at the bottom of the form to upload it to the correct folder in our application system. When your application has been successfully submitted, you will see that a checkmark and the word “Submitted” appear next to “Application Form” on the Application Requirements panel of the Application Dashboard.
 
If you do not see a checkmark and the word “Submitted” next to “Application Form” on the Application Requirements panel, please click on the "Submit Application" button again until you do. Your application form will not print properly unless you see the checkmark and the word “Submitted".
 
Make sure that you've already uploaded your photograph so that it gets embedded onto your form when you print it and then click on the Print Application icon near the top of the application form. Assuming your computer is connected to a printer, you should get a printer-friendly, 3-page printout of your application form with your photo in the upper right portion of page 1.
 
Staple together the three printed pages of your application form and bring with you to the scheduled audition to hand to a Conservatory staff member at least 15 minutes before the audition begins.


STEP 7. Pay the US $30 Audition Fee. This may be done in any of the following ways:

  • pay online by credit card or checking account debit
  • mail a check payable to “SF Conservatory of Dance” at least one week before the scheduled audition that you plan to attend (or include with your application if submitting a video audition)
  • hand-deliver cash or check payable to “SF Conservatory of Dance” to an audition staff member when signing in for a scheduled audition (at least 15 minutes before the audition begins)

STEP 8 if auditioning in-person. please arrive at the audition location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time (studios will be open one hour before start time) to register by introducing yourself and submitting a hard-copy printout of your printer-friendly, 3-page Application Form (containing your headshot photo embedded in the upper right corner) and either a printed receipt for the $30 audition fee if you pre-paid online or $30 cash or check payable to "SF Conservatory of Dance" (with "Audition Fee" on the memo line).

STEP 8 if auditioning by Video. please include with your video media (DVD strongly preferred) a hard-copy printout of your printer-friendly, 3-page Application Form (containing your headshot photo embedded in the upper right corner) and either a printed receipt for the $30 audition fee if you pre-paid online or a $30 check payable to "SF Conservatory of Dance" (with "Audition Fee" on the memo line).


For more information or if you have any difficulty whatsoever with our online application system, please contact Caitlin Hafer, Caitlin@SFconservatoryofDance.org, telephone 415-309-7450.