The dance department is hosting in-person auditions for the 2023-2024 academic year (for entrance in Fall 2024), as well as accepting video auditions.  Both the B.A. and BFA programs require a full audition. A more in-depth explanation of this requirement and its components can be found on the GetAcceptd website once a track of study has been selected from the left dropdown menu. For questions regarding Getacceptd, contact

In-person auditions will be held on the following dates. Placement classes for video audition applicants will take place throughout the month of March.

NOTE: Applications will not open until September 15, 2023!

  • Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Friday, November 10, 2023
  • Monday, January 15, 2024
  • Friday, February 2, 2024
  • Friday, February 9, 2024
  • Friday, February 23, 2024
  • Friday, March 15, 2024

Application Process

The application process for a Mercyhurst University Dance major (as both a freshman or transfer student) is unique in that it consists of two separate applications. Please be aware that in order to audition and gain acceptance as a dance major, you must first apply to Mercyhurst University. Once you have submitted this application, you may then proceed to fill out the Department of Dance application and submit it for an audition. If you audition and are accepted to the Department of Dance, it is contingent on your acceptance to the university.

For more information about the Mercyhurst University application, contact Julie Benson, performing arts liaison, at For more information about the GetAcceptd dance application, contact Danielle Kaiser, dance administrative assistant, at