The dance department is returning to in-person auditions for the 2021-2022 academic year (for entrance in Fall 2022). However, video auditions are still accepted as national and local COVID-19 regulations are both fluid and varying.  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.

  • Friday, November 5, 2021
  • Friday, November 19, 2021
  • Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Friday, January 28, 2022
  • Friday, February 4, 2022
  • Friday, February  11, 2022
  • Friday, February 18, 2022

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 Nina Campbell, admissions counselor, at For more information about the GetAcceptd dance application, contact Danielle Kaiser, dance administrative assistant, at


The Department of Dance has been proactive in limiting our class sizes by expanding class facilities, maintaining 8 foot social distancing in classes, having assigned spots in the studio to allow for contact tracing, making masks mandatory for the duration of all dance courses (including studio technique courses), and undertaking careful cleaning and disinfecting before and after every class for all equipment and floors.