DANCE AUDITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Auditions

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and to adhere with social distancing and safety precautions, all dance auditions for the 2020-2021 academic year (for entrance in Fall 2021) will take place virtually via video submission. Both the B.A. and BFA programs require a full video 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.

In order to provide each prospective dancer with the best possible experience on their audition day, we can only accommodate a limited number of dancers at each audition. Both the B.A. and B.F.A programs require a full audition. Audition spaces are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. On the dance application, please make sure to preference your top two audition dates. We will do our best to accommodate your first or second choice depending on availability.

For questions regarding Getacceptd, contact dkaiser@mercyhurst.edu.

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 ncampbell@mercyhurst.edu. For more information about the GetAcceptd dance application, contact Danielle Kaiser, dance administrative assistant, at dkaiser@mercyhurst.edu.

FAQs

Dress code for video auditions consists of a black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, pointe shoes, and hair pulled back in a professional bun or French twist.