Summer Dance Experience

The Summer Dance Experience 2014

From June 15, 2014 - July 2nd, 2014

Located in Mercyhurst University Dance Department's danceSpace, this program is designed for intermediate/advanced dancers ages 15 and up with at least five years of dance training.

The intensive offers:

  • Daily classes in ballet/pointe, modern/improvisation, jazz/hip hop, and world dance
  • Individual attention from an exceptional faculty
  • Seminars on dance-related topics such as stage make-up and auditioning
  • Campus housing and weekend outings for out-of-town students
  • Option to earn college credits

To apply for the Summer Dance Experience, submit an audition DVD or attend one of our onsite auditions in Erie, PA:

  • March 9, 2014        1pm -3pm
  • April 6, 2014          1pm -3pm



To register and pay online please click here

To download a PDF version of this registration form to mail with payment info click here



Audition material should be approximately 5-10 minutes in length.  The camera should record barre movement from the side and all other center and movement through space from the front.  The dancer should be completely within the frame for the entire tape.

Women: Dark color leotard with pink tights and shoes.

Men: White T-shirt with black tights and white shoes. 

*No leg warmers, skirts, or sweat clothing please!

The audition tape should include a minimum of the following:

-Barre excerpts including pliés in second and fifth position, tendus, dégagés, rond de jambs par tarre and en l'air, adagio and grand battements.

-Center grand adagio, including développés, promenades, pirouettes en dehors and en dedans.

-Petit allegro with battu. Men: Tour en l'air and batterie (entrechat quatre, six, etc.).

-Grand allegro on the diagonal or in a circle.  Women: Sur le pointe combination with relevé on one foot in arabesque and pirouete(s).  Any or all of the above done sur le pointe will fulfill this requirement if relevés on one foot in arabesque and pirouettes are included.

OPTIONAL: If at an advanced/pre-professional level, please include fouettés sur le pointe.

To mail registration please send to:

Mercyhurst University Dance Department

Summer Dance Experience

501 E. 38th St.         Erie, PA      16546

Mercyhurst Northeast Dance Institute also offers their August Intensive from August 3-16 for ages 6-15 yrs.  For more information please CLICK HERE.

Need more information or have questions?

Phone: Noelle Partusch at (814) 824-3352 or e-mail: