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Professional Division 2021 Summer Intensive and 2021-2022 Academic Year Application is now closed!

Junior Division 2021 Summer Intensive Application is now closed!
Ailey/Fordham BFA Program 2022-2023 Academic Year Application is now open!


Important Note About Space Availability for Professional Division - Summer Intensive:
A significant early discount on tuition is available only if full payment and all enrollment materials are received by May 14. In order to insure you will receive the early discount on tuition, and to avoid paying a late fee, videos must be received no later than May 1, as it takes two weeks to review videos and notify students of acceptance.


  • Junior Division Summer: Due to COVID-19 restrictions only residents that permanently live within these contiguous states in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey; New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont will be permitted to attend the in-person 2021 Summer Intensive. Junior Divison Application extended until June 13.
  • Professional Division Summer: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only residents that permanently resides within the 50 U.S. states will be permitted to attend the Summer Intensive in-person. International students may attend our Virtual Horton Workshop this summer (only Professional Division).


Ailey/Fordham BFA Applicants: Deadline to submit the application form is November 1, 2021. Application does not require a fee.


Junior Division and Professional Division Applicants: We recommend completing your application form and submitting your video/photos no later than June 1, 2021. Online Registration is mandatory.

IMPORTANT! - Your application will not be considered until you complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the application form in its entirety.
  2. Pay the Non-Refundable $20.00 audition/application fee for Junior and Professional Division Application Forms.
  3. Review and click SUBMIT to complete your application form. An automatic email will be sent that you have successfully completed and submitted your application form.
  4. If applying by Video audition: Fill out the application form and upload your videos and dance photos required. Then you must return to your application form to pay your non-refundable application fee and submit to complete your application. Failing to return to your application form after uploading your videos and photos will result in an Incomplete application and deemed inadmissible.

Questions about the Ailey/Fordham BFA application, please e-mail bfa@alvinailey.org.

Questions about the Professional Division application, please e-mail admissions@alvinailey.org.

Questions about Junior Division application, please e-mail juniordivision@alvinailey.org.


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