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 Dance Discover Day. Come meet instructors and students who will eagerly share their experiences of our unique program and studies in dance.

We have two exciting events planned for students interested in the dance program at Belhaven University. Students can plan to attend one event or both!

  • Dance Discover Day, Friday, February 9, 2024 (Part of Arts Discover Day, sign up through registration link below)
  • Dance Audition Day, Saturday, February 10, 2024 (Sign up through the Dance web pages)

Register today! There are two separate registration forms for these events.

Please note, in order to register for auditions, please complete the Audition Registration Form.

We are so confident that you will love what you experience during your visit with Belhaven, we will add $1000 to your first year scholarship package when you come to the Dance Discover Day. (Note, if you only attend the Dance Audition Day, you are not eligible to receive the Visit Scholarship.)

Registration will open for this event 6 weeks in advance.

Register for Arts Discover Day

Contact the admission office at or 800-960-8940 with any additional questions or email the Dance Administrative Assistant at

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National Accreditation

The Belhaven University Department of Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). 

Importance of Accreditation

Arts Discover Day Schedule

Dance Discover Day Schedule
Friday, February 9, 2024 Event/Location
7:00 a.m. Check-In
Center for the Arts
8:00 a.m. Kick-Off from Dr. Russell, Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment
Center for the Arts: Concert Hall
8:05 a.m. Welcome from Dr. Parrott, University President
Center for the Arts: Concert Hall
8:30 a.m. Welcome from Dance Faculty
Bitsy Irby VADC: Studio 4
9:00 a.m. Observe or Participate in Ballet Class
Bitsy Irby VADC: Studio 4
10:30 a.m. Campus Tour
11:30 a.m. Lunch with Arts Showcase
Billy Kim International Center
1:00 p.m. Observe or Participate in Modern Class (Students)
Bitsy Irby VADC: Studio 4
1:00 p.m. Admission and Financial Aid Financial Aid Overview (Parents)
*Following the Admission and Financial Aid Overview, parents may observe the remainder of Modern Class
Bitsy Irby VADC: 119
2:30 p.m. Informal Choreography Showing
Bitsy Irby VADC: Studio 4
3:15 p.m. Dismiss
February 8-10, 7:00 p.m. Dance Ministry Ensemble Concert
Bitsy Irby VADC: Studio Theatre
February 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Senior Exhibition
Bitsy Irby VADC: Gallery

Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

BU letters displayed outside admission office

Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13