Arts Discover Day: Dance

Because dance auditions are held on Saturday, there will be a separate Dance Discover Day on Friday, February 14.

Do you have a passion to make an impact in this world using the gift of dance? Belhaven’s dance program provides rigorous technical training, numerous performance opportunities, individualized instruction, and focused career preparation. A committed team of experienced faculty teaches dance with a Christ-centered approach. The faculty invite prospective students to explore life at the Belhaven University Dance Department in our state-of-the-art facility during Arts Discover Day. Come meet instructors and students who will eagerly share their experiences of our unique program and studies in dance. Register below; please call the admission office at 800-960-5940 for more information.


  • In order to register for auditions, you must review the audition requirements and contact the Administrative Assistant for Dance, at 601-965-1400. Dance auditions will be held on Saturday, February 15.
  • Only prospective students who have submitted an application to the university are eligible to participate in dance classes on Friday, February 14.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, February 14, 2020 – Arts Discover Day – Dance

8:00 a.m.Check-in at Billy Kim International Center
8:30 a.m.Welcome in Studio 4
9:00 a.m.Observe or take Ballet Technique
10:30 a.m.Professor Chat with Dance Faculty
11:30 a.m.Lunch in Dining Commons (Student Center)
1:00 p.m.Observe or take Modern Technique
2:30 p.m.Dance Department Meeting & Informal Choreography Showcase in Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio 4
3:30 p.m.Campus Tour

Weekend Arts Events

Graphic Design Department Student Show
Bitsy Irby Visual Art and Dance Center, Art Gallery
Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Dance Ministry Ensemble Concert
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.,
2:00 p.m. Matinee
The Women of Lockerbie
Center for the Arts Blackbox Theatre

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Dance Auditions

8:00 a.m.Registration at Bitsy-Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center, 2nd floor
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Dance Audition
*The audition begins with a modern/contemporary warm-up followed by ballet technique with an optional pointe portion. Then, you will learn original choreography from dance faculty designed to highlight your strengths and potential. Please see attire guidelines below.
12:30 p.m.Informational Meeting and Q&A with dance faculty in Studio 4 (all auditionees and their families are invited)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Small group meet-and-greet (auditionees with dance faculty)

Registration Information: