East Carolina University

By: Maurissa and Montana

School Information:

East Carolina University is a great school located in Greenville, North Carolina. Although it is known as a party school, it offers a great education. In fact, the school offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 75 masters degrees.

School Admission

When coming in as a freshman, you need to have your application turned in by March. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or a senior year GPA of 3.0.

The student body makeup at ECU is shown below.


The dates of the auditions are November 23 ,2014 or January 31, 2014 in the Messick Theatre Art Center

Requirements: On the online appications you need your academic background, your dance background, and a response to essay questions.  T\

What should you expect as a dance auditioning? You should expect to learn dance combinations in all types of dance taught by the ECU dance faculty. You do not have to perform a solo but you will have to upload a video of you dancing, which will only be viewed by the falcuty.

What should you wear? Women should wear solid color leotards and pink or black tights. You can either wear ballet slippers, pointe shoes, jazz shoes, or just go barefoot.

ECU takes around 30-40 dancers.

Classes and Professors

Many dance classes are offered at ECU including anatomy, kinesiology, professional preparation, ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. The student to teacher ration in the dance program is 25:1.

One notable professor at ECU is John Dixon.

The choreographic work of East Carolina University dance professor John Dixon will take the national stage in Washington, D.C. on June 7.

Alumni and Degrees

ECU’s School of Theatre and Dance offers BFA degrees in both dance performance and dance education. Both are professional degrees preparing the student for either a professional performing career or for licensure to teach in the public schools.

University and City life

ECU does have NCAA athletics including football. You should never be bored at ECU. There is always something to do including ECU sports, going to the rec center, student activities, programs in the dorms, clubs, greeks, etc. And of course it is known as the party school.

The city of Greenville is an urban area. There are plenty of restaurants. There are movie theaters and there is a mall. You can get around with a car.