SHU Dance Company

What can you do as a dancer in the SHU Dance Company?

  • Perform in our very own Edgerton Theater
  • Perform in various performances on and off campus
  • Take master classes with professional instructors / performers from CT and NYC
  • Regularly scheduled dance classes
  • Dance a variety of genres: Not limited to
    • Tap
    • Jazz/Hip-Hop
    • Lyrical/Contemporary
    • Ballet
  • Choreograph
  • Earn college credit


“To provide the opportunity for each and every student to pursue their passion for dance; we execute: enthusiasm, goodwill, we pass no judgment, and consistently strive for both personal and physical growth. We aim to uplift one another in mind and spirit. Most of all, we always act with extreme integrity! Let’s DANCE!”

Audition Information

All new students interested in the Dance Company at Sacred Heart University must either audition in person or submit an audition video (your best work; not to exceed two minutes in length) for placement purposes.

Candidates will be selected on their ability, proven technical background, and performance in dance. For candidates who may have a natural talent in genres that require less technical training, e.g. Hip Hop, they should express keen choreography and performance.  Each selected candidate may be eligible to receive $3,000 annually in a renewable Performing Arts Grant.

Please submit your digital video to: and title your email: SHU Dance Company Audition Video. If for some reason you cannot submit a video or wish to audition in a different form, you must contact the Assistant Director of Dance, Jessica Berard. 

You must complete the dance survey if you are interested in the SHU Dance Program.

More Information

Jessica Berard
Assistant Director of Dance Programs
Sacred Heart University Performing Arts

View the SHU Company Dance Program Handbook

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