Information and Forms

We are glad you are interested in majoring in dance at The University of Southern Mississippi. All incoming dance majors must successfully audition for and be accepted into the dance program. An audition is not required to minor in dance. Auditions are held in Studio 115 in the Theatre and Dance Building, located on the western side of campus, one block north of Hardy Street on Ross Boulevard. Please take a look at the FAQS for an overview of the audition day and information about your one-minute solo.

The audition dates for the incoming class of fall 2018 are:

Friday, November 17, 2017 (immediately following High School Dance Day, approximately 3:30 pm)

Saturday, November 18, 2017 (immediately following Black & Gold Day, approximately 12:15 pm)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

***Memphis Audition--Friday, February 9, 2018 (4:00-5:30 pm at CK Dance Theatre in Olive Branch, MS )

Saturday, March 3, 2018.

You will need to submit your audition application materials not later than one week prior to your audition date. These materials include an audition application form and a résumé detailing your dance experiences to date.

Download the Audition Form (PDF)

We consider students for scholarships at program auditions if you also submit two (2) recommendation letters and an essay discussing why you want to study dance at USM.

Download recommendation letter request forms:

Academic Performance Recommendation (PDF)

Technique Skills Recommendation (PDF)


Please mail all materials to:

Elizabeth Lentz-Hill

The University of Southern Mississippi

Department of Dance

118 College Dr. Box 5056

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001