SPRING 2021 ORIENTATION
AMDA New York is excited to welcome you to our community! Please see below for pertinent Orientation dates. Continue to reference this webpage as there may be continuous updates.
- February 15th: Week 1 of Virtual Orientation begins Students will be sent an email with login credentials and instructions for our Virtual Orientation platform
- February 22nd: Week 2 of Virtual Orientation
- March 1st: Final Week of Virtual Orientation and Spring Semester Pre-Term activities begin
- March 8th: Spring 2021 Semester begins
- TBA: Virtual Family Webinar
Please note: Virtual Orientation will be a mix of pre-recorded sessions, live presentations, and group or departmental meetings. Schedules will be made available to students on the first day of Orientation. It is recommended that each student dedicate between 2-4 hours each week for Orientation assignments and meetings, as well as spending at least a small portion of each day 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 or the Orientation Planning Committee (NYOrientation@amda.edu)
The following forms listed on the Orientation Checklist must be submitted by Friday, January 22, 2021 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.
Spring 2021: 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, January 22, 2021.
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, January 22, 2021.
Studio: Elective Selection
This form will be used to determine registration for available electives. Deadline to complete the form is Friday, January 22, 2021.
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
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