Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School

Center for Fine and Performing Arts

Audition Packet 2022-23

Applications can be found on the PWCS Speciality Programs website at

To Get Started

  • Click on Application Process beginning November 1
  • To receive an audition for Colgan's Specialty program you must select Colgan as First Choice
  • Online applications for Colgan High School must be submitted by December 14th before 11:59 pm

Important Note: On the application you must make Colgan Center for Fine and Performing Arts your #1 choice.

Due to the high number of applicants, we can only schedule auditions for students who make Colgan their primary choice. If you are interested in the IT program at Forest Park, you can choose that as your second choice. If you are not chosen for Colgan, your name will be still entered in the lottery for your second choice.

Applicants for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts will:

  1. Complete the online application and submit it ONLINE
  2. Students only use your PWCS email ( on the application
  3. Participate in an audition or portfolio overview
  4. Upload signed enrollment agreement to specialty programs county website
  5. Upload the completed qualifications form to specialty programs county website
  6. Dress appropriately for the virtual audition. Music Visual Art and Creative Writing students should dress professionally. Theatre and Dance students should dress comfortably for movement. (proper dance attire for dancers).
  7. Participate in the audition on the date and time given to you. You will receive this information in a letter in December via email after applications have been processed.

Audition Submissions due January 5th 2022 before 11:59 pm

Dance in-person Auditions scheduled for a

Saturday January 2022 at Colgan High School

Audition letters will be sent electronically before Winter Break by central office along with the enrollment and qualifications forms for auditions

Prince William County Public Schools Division does not discriminate in employment or in its educational programs and activities against qualified individuals based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, veteran status or disability

Dance Audition Requirements

Please keep in mind that Covid restrictions may force us to alter the format of the audition slightly

Part 1 - Dance Class

Applicant will participate in a dance technique class consisting of classical ballet barre and center which will include movement patterns in ballet, jazz and modern dance techniques.

Part 2 - Dance Solo

Applicant will perform a student prepared solo. This piece should be no less than one minute in length and no more than one and a half minutes. Applicant will bring their own music on a clearly labeled CD or on an electronic device.

Part 3 - Interview

The panel will execute a brief interview with each applicant after the performance of solo work.

Audition Attire

Students should arrive in proper dance attire. Leotards and tights are preferred for female applicants. Male applicants should wear form fitting work out wear or jazz pants. Appropriate footwear is required- ballet slippers, jazz shoes and bare feet for modern. Hair should be pulled back and securely fastened. Please refrain from wearing jewelry or baggy clothes