Dance at Slippery Rock University

Be Transformed: Become an SRU Dancer

SRU prepares dancers for their chosen profession and entrepreneurial role in society


At SRU, students will find a warm, welcoming, secure and disciplined environment in which to explore, learn and grow. All incoming first-year and transfer students, or currently enrolled students (seeking to add a minor or second major), must participate in a dance audition.

Face to Face auditions include a combined class of ballet and contemporary dance techniques as well as a tour of campus. View these audition guidelines to see the audition requirements for the BA in Dance, the BFA in Dance, and the Dance Minor.

2023-2024 Academic Year Audition Dates

All auditions are in person*

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023, 9:00am
  • Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, 9:00am
  • Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, 12:00pm 
  • Monday, March 25, 2024, 9:00am
  • Monday, April 15, 2024, 9:00am

Register Here (Please note there are two steps to this registration process)

After registering for an audition, you will receive an email with additional information. We look forward to meeting you! 

*If you are unable to come to campus for an in-person audition, please contact the chairperson Jennifer Keller to arrange for a video audition.


The Slippery Rock University Department of Dance is proud to offer one-time, $1000 Incoming Dance Student Scholarships. All students who audition for the dance major program (BFA or BA) and who are accepted to the University will automatically be placed into the scholarship consideration pool. Preference is given to candidates who audition and receive acceptance to both the University and the dance program in the Fall semester. Consideration continues through the last in-person audition in the Spring semester.