Acceptance into the program is made by video audition, Mercyhurst University dance alumni recommendation, or by in-person audition for acceptance and scholarship consideration on the following dates:

  • Monday, January 20, 1-3 p.m. (registration at 12:30 p.m.)
    Mercyhurst University, Zurn Hall danceSpace, 501 East 38th St., Erie, PA 16546
  • Sunday, February 2, 1-3 p.m. (registration at 12 p.m.)
    Canton Ballet, 1001 Market Ave N., Canton, OH 44702
  • Sunday, February 9, 2-4 p.m. (registration at 1 p.m.)*
    Spotlight Dance Studio, 1101 Peninsula Dr., Erie, PA 16506
    *Please note that the above audition date is only for students of Spotlight Dance Studio.
  • Saturday, February 15, 3-5 p.m. (registration at 2 p.m.)
    Cleveland Ballet Conservatory, 5358 Royalwood Rd., Cleveland, OH 44133
  • Pittsburgh and Buffalo dates coming soon!

The discounted fee for pre-registering to audition (either in person or via video) is $30. The fee for registration on-site is $40, cash only. Students are strongly encouraged to pre-register.

Contact Us

Tauna Hunter, MFA
Program Administrator, Summer Dance Experience
Office: danceSpace
Phone: 814-824-2256

Meet the Instructors

Summer Dance Experience
Tauna Hunter, MFA
Adjunct Professor, Program Administrator, Summer Dance Experience
Danielle Kaiser, B.A., MFA
Adjunct Professor, Administrative Assistant
Maria Caruso
Summer Dance Experience Instructor
"Teena Marie" Custer
Summer Dance Experience Instructor
Angela McDonough DiFiore
Summer Dance Experience Instructor
Gladisa Guadalupe
Summer Dance Experience Instructor
Carla B. Hughes
Summer Dance Experience Instructor
Nathaniel Johnson
Summer Dance Experience Instructor
Linnea Stureson Tolbert
Summer Dance Experience Instructor