Mercyhurst University

Summer Dance Experience

Directed by Professor Tauna Hunter

July 8-26 2019

The Mercyhurst Summer Dance Experience (SDE) provides supplemental dance training which elevates and encourages creativity and artistic exploration in a safe, controlled environment for high school and pre-professional students, prospective college students, current Mercyhurst Dance majors, and the greater Erie dance community.

Quality Education- We provide summer extracurricular dance education with a solid foundation in ballet, kinesthetically sound practices, artistic exploration, and intellectual growth through seminars and lectures.

Valuable Introduction- We deliver a safe environment where students can become familiarized with a university/college setting while experiencing a diverse range of classes in a variety of dance genres and styles.

Artistic Growth and Musicality- We encourage dancers to elevate all aspects of their craft by providing unique movement explorations supported by experienced musicians offering growth that can transfer to their year-round training program.

Personalized Attention- We insist on small class sizes where dancers receive individualized attention that allows the student to progress exponentially.

Experienced Faculty- We expose students to internationally acclaimed dance artists who provide a fresh prospective. Mercyhurst dance faculty and alumni as well as dance educators from  Erie and the surrounding region offer their unique experiences in the field as dancers, teachers, choreographers, administrators and scholars.

2019 Auditions

Ages 12-23
5 years of ballet experience required, minimum of 8-10 hours per week of ballet training recommended

Acceptance by video, Mercyhurst University dance alumni recommendation, or for acceptance and scholarship consideration on the following dates:

Sun. Jan. 13, 1:30 PM
Canton Ballet, 1001 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702
Mon. Jan. 21, 1:30 PM
Mercyhurst University, 501 E. 38th St. Erie, PA 16546
Sun. Jan. 27, 2:00 PM
Cleveland Ballet Conservatory, 5358 Royalwood Rd, Cleveland, OH 44133
Sun. Feb. 10, 2:00 PM
Bodiography Center for Movement, 5824 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Registration 1/2 hour prior to audition, $25 audition fee
All tuition and fees due by May 15, 2019, early bird, family, and studio discounts available

Community Engagement- We ensure summer classes with flexible payment options for the Erie dance community and surrounding areas.



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