Future Students - Visit Us


Due to COVID-19 precautions, the university is offering virtual campus tours only at this time. You can get a sense of the department's classes and spaces by viewing videos on our Dance Gallery.

We welcome prospective BFA dance major and dance minor students and their guests to attend one of our summer virtual open houses. External Relations Coordinator Damian Bowerman and/or Academic Program Coordinator Amy Schmidt will give you a program overview and Q & A session, current dance students will tell you about their research, and then the BFA majors will personally guide you on a video tour of our facilities via Zoom. 

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We are now also offering individual live virtual department visits for all of our academic programs. We can give you and your guests a program overview, Q & A session, and a guided video tour of our facilities via Zoom. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the university's Activities and Programs with Minors Participants policy, if the prospective student is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must be present online for the individual live virtual department visit. One-on-one visits are not permitted. 

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We welcome visitors and have organized three special events this year for prospective undergraduate and graduate students to experience "a day in the life" of the department. You may also schedule an individual department visit.  

College Day 2017

College Day

High school students interested in pursuing dance in college are invited to come spend a day in the life of an Ohio State Dance major!

Friday, April 3, 2020 ***CANCELED*** 

GRAD DAY April 18th 2016

Grad Day

Interested in a visit to see the MFA and PhD programs? Come to our “Grad Day”, featuring two TBA events in Sullivant Hall. 

Dates TBA

Prospective Students - Visit Us

Schedule a Department Visit

Please complete our Department Visit form to request an alternate date for a more informal visitation. To provide you with the best experience we strongly urge you visit on Fridays at 10 a.m. when classes are in-session for Autumn and Spring semesters. Alternatively, Wednesdays are also a viable option. Please refer to the following list of performances for best dates to visit the program and see a concert!

2020-21 Performance Dates TBA

  • April 2-4, 2020 - Spring Concert (Barnett Theatre) ***CANCELED***

Summer Intensive for High School Students

We are offering a daytime summer non-residential dance intensive for rising high school students who are entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in autumn 2020. The intensive will include five days of classes in movement practice, repertory and choreography, with additional sessions about dance in college.

***CANCELED*** Monday – Friday, June 8-12, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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