The last two steps in the audition process are coaching from faculty and the interview.
Coaching: Dancers who are called back will be taught and coached on a brief modern repertory sequence. The faculty is interested in how quickly the dancer picks up choreography, how he or she responds to and incorporates corrections, and how he or she functions as a member of an ensemble in a rehearsal-like setting.
Interview: Based on the faculty’s evaluation of the callback sessions, a select group of applicants may be asked to stay for an interview. Its purpose is to gain insight into the student’s interests outside of the dance studio, his or her personal and professional goals, and to help assess whether the student is intellectually and emotionally ready to enter a rigorous conservatory environment. Students not invited to the interview may reasonably conclude that they are no longer under serious consideration for admission.