When you arrive at Columbia, you’ll join an active community of students and faculty and will be welcome to share your unique perspective as a dancer, regardless of the kind of training you’ve had so far. Auditions will place you in the level of technique classes that’s right for you, and these will be coupled with dance studies courses so you can think critically about your experience in the studio. You’ll have the opportunity to audition to perform early on. You’ll also take core liberal arts courses with Columbia students from across campus. All students enter Columbia as BA students. You’ll audition for the BFA program during the second semester of your first year.