Thank you for your application for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please make sure that you read the instructions for your course carefully and prepare appropriately.
On arrival you will meet the Pathway Leader and/or Admissions Tutor and be given an introduction to the programme. You will receive information about what you can expect during your time as a student both during your timetabled classes and also extracurricular opportunities; there will be plenty of opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.
After the introduction you will have an audition. This will take the form of a technique class. You will also be asked to prepare a solo performance. See below for more details.
Following the audition, there will be an informal interview. Your interviewer will be interested in: why you have applied for this course; what your aspirations are for the future; and which choreographers and companies influence you the most.
Please make sure that you are dressed appropriately for class. Remove all jewellery, wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and shows a clear bodyline and bare feet. If you own ballet shoes you can wear these for barre, but do not worry if not. You can continue with bare feet or socks.
Following a session at the barre you will move into the space to do a contemporary class. This will involve you learning a number of short phrases. Finally, you will be set a creative task with instruction about how to develop a motif.
Please do not worry if there are any of the above elements that you do not feel confident in. We cover a wide variety so everyone has the opportunity to show strengths, but it is not integral to gaining a place that you must be proficient in all areas.
For your solo performance, we would like you to prepare a contemporary or dance fusion piece (incorporating contemporary and other styles) of 1 minute 30 seconds long. If you choose to use music or sound, please bring this with you as an MP3 on a device like a smartphone, tablet or MP3 player. Please do not rely on streaming music via the internet as this is not always reliable.
Please be prepared to stay until 5pm.
Finally, there will be an informal interview. Staff will be interested to know why you have applied for your course, what your aspirations are for the future and which choreographers and/companies influence you most.
On arrival, please report to the New Adelphi reception for registration 30 minutes prior to your interview time. After you have registered, you will be directed to a seating area where a member of the dance team will collect you. Please download a campus map or look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.
Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online and will be displayed in the car parks.
Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.
We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.
If you are unable to make your interview date, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this. Please contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.
If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.
If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at email@example.com or call 0161 295 4545.
If you have any queries regarding the content of the course, please contact Lisa Cullen, firstname.lastname@example.org.