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We Invite You to Audition for Dance at Belhaven

Upcoming Auditions

To major or minor in Dance at Belhaven, attend an upcoming audition.

Audition Dates

In-person auditions will be held on campus at Belhaven:

  • Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


  • Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. (Bitsy Irby, 2nd floor)
  • Dance Audition: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Bitsy Irby, Studio 4)
    • The audition begins with a modern dance warm-up followed by ballet center floor phrases.
    • Students will also have the opportunity to learn and perform a short modern dance or ballet phrase to showcase their talents and interests.
  • Informational Meeting for Students and Parents: 12:30 p.m. (Bitsy Irby, Studio 4)
  • Faculty and Student Meet-and-Greet: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Arts Discover Day

Belhaven hosts Arts Discover Day the Friday before dance auditions. During this event, you explore all Belhaven has to offer by:

  • Meeting dance faculty, staff, and students
  • Observing or taking dance classes with current students
  • Touring campus
  • Attending a choreography showcase

What to Expect

Apply to the University and Submit the Audition Registration Form

The application process for Belhaven University and the dance program are two separate items. Please apply to the University and submit the Audition Registration Form.

What to Expect

Part of a successful audition is how you prepare. The audition will start with a contemporary warm-up, progressing into a ballet technique class.

Audition Attire

Dancers should dress appropriately for contemporary dance and ballet.

Men should wear:

  • Tight-fitting t-shirt
  • Black tights
  • Athletic pants or shorts can be worn over ballet tights for the contemporary dance portion
  • Ballet slippers for the ballet portion

Women should wear:

  • Solid-colored leotard
  • Pink or skin-toned tights
  • Leggings or cropped pants can be worn over ballet tights for the contemporary dance portion
  • Secured hair
  • Ballet slippers for the ballet portion; pointe shoes are optional

Explore Belhaven & Jackson

Parents may be present during the audition check-in and at the information session with dance faculty after the audition. During the audition, parents can explore the beautiful Belhaven campus or the Jackson area at large. View the Visitor Information Guide for places to eat or things to do while visiting campus and Mississippi’s capital city.

Q&A Session

We invite you to attend an information meeting and Q&A session with Belhaven’s dance faculty at 12:30 p.m. in the Bitsy Irby Studio 4. This is a chance to pose questions, get answers, and learn more about your child’s future at Belhaven.

Due June 1

In-person dance auditions are preferred, but we understand that it may not be possible for you. We’ll accept a video audition if you're unable to travel to Jackson for auditions.

Here’s how to audition by video:

Auditioning for Belhaven? See Our Dancers Perform

You're invited to watch a Belhaven Dance Concert when attending an audition weekend in November or February. Envision yourself alongside other talented dancers who can help you thrive in your artistic practice. Tickets are complimentary for auditionees and their families.

Claim Your Free Ticket

Contact Us

Dance Department

Phone: 601-965-1400

Belhaven University
1500 Peachtree St., Box 314
Jackson, MS 39202
Bitsy Irby, 2nd Floor

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