FALL 2020 ORIENTATION
The Fall 2020 Orientation will take place virtually! Incoming students will be joined by Orientation Leaders in AMDA’s online platform, Canvas. Throughout this journey, you’ll have a chance to hear from various departments at AMDA, connect with your Orientation Leaders and peers, meet with a variety of staff and learn about the resources available to you for success at AMDA NY! The Orientation Team is eager to get to know you and welcome you to our incredible community!
October 12th: Virtual Orientation Begins
October 30th: Last Day of Virtual Orientation
November 2nd: Start of Fall 2020 semester
Date TBA: Live Parent Webinar
- This will include presentations from various departments at AMDA as well as a Q&A session.
Please note: Virtual Orientation will include pre-recorded sessions, live presentations, and group or departmental meetings. Schedules will be available to students on the first day of Orientation. It is recommended that each student dedicates between 2-4 hours each week for Orientation assignments and meetings. A small portion of each day should also include logging in to the online platform for emails, notifications, etc...
If you have any questions regarding the Orientation process, please feel free to reach out to your Admissions Advisor.
The following forms listed on the Orientation Checklist must be submitted by Friday, September 18, 2020 to complete your enrollment at AMDA. To ensure that you are up to date with required documents and tasks please contact your admissions advisor. You may contact your advisor directly or dial 800-367-7908 to speak with an AMDA Admissions Advisor.
Fall 2020: Required Enrollment Information
Integrated: Voice and Sight-Singing Assessment
This assessment will be used by our Voice and Sight Singing Departments to place you with an individual voice instructor that best meets your background and experience during Orientation and place you in the appropriate level of Sight Singing. Deadline to complete the assessment is Friday, September 18, 2020.
INTEGRATED and DANCE THEATRE: Dance Placement
This placement will be used by our Dance Department to place you in the appropriate levels for your dance coursework . Deadline to complete the assessment is Friday, September 18, 2020.
Studio: Elective Selection
This form will be used to determine registration for available electives. Deadline to complete the form is Friday, September 18, 2020 .
AMDA Student Portal
The student portal offers students valuable information such as class schedule, grades, financial aid info, forms and documents, etc. Please sign in to review your account.
Parent and Family Resources
This resource section is dedicated to supporting the interests of AMDA parents and families, and to promoting a sense of community for parents and families. We consider you a part of the AMDA family too, and we are eager to answer questions and provide information as your student makes the adjustment to higher education.
We encourage parents and families to familiarize themselves with the many resources at AMDA; the departments listed below will be more than happy to assist in answering your questions.
- Security: 212-957-3391
- Office of Student Affairs: 212-957-3370
- Office of Student Success: 212-957-3330
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator: 212-957-3321
- Office of Accessibility: 323-603-5984
- Mental Health Counseling: counselorNY@amda.edu
- Amsterdam Residential Hall: 212-957-3362 (24 Hours)
- Stratford Arms Residence Hall: 212-957-3370 (24 Hours)
- Housing & Residential Life: 212-957-3370
- International Student Advisement / PDSO: 212-957-3305
- Financial Aid: 212-957-3300
- Student Accounts: 212-957-3352
OFF TO AMDA: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND FAMILIES:
Forms + Documents
Education Dept Forms + Info
Financial Aid Forms
Housing License Agreements
- Coming Soon
Dance Class Appearance
All students should be well groomed and maintain excellent hygiene. Students are expected to look their best for every class. Women with long hair are to have hair pulled back in a neat bun; hair should be slicked back or braided into a bun and secured with a hair net and bobby pins. Short hair should be pulled away from face. A simple thin headband may be used to pull bangs back. No jewelry is to be worn during class. The use of light street make-up is encouraged for women (lipstick, blush and mascara).Required Attire