The Seton Hill University Dance Academy (SHUDA) brought home multiple trophies from regional dance competitions during its first year of existence in the 2005-2006 school year, including gold medals in the International Dance Challenge, Showstopper, I Love Dance and Starpower competitions.

Open auditions are being held for this year’s competition and performance dance groups on Saturday, September 9 in the Saint Mary Hall Dance Studio on Seton Hill’s Greensburg, Pa. campus. (This year’s performance group will present Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.)

Audition times are as follows:

Competition Group: registration at 9:30 a.m.; 8 – 10 yrs. of age, 10 – 10:45 a.m.; 11 + yrs. of age, 11 – noon.
Performance Group: registration at 11:30 a.m., 8 – 10 yrs. of age, noon – 12:45 p.m.; 11+ yrs. of age, 1 – 2 p.m.

Registrations are also still being accepted for all community dance classes, beginner to advanced, beginning Sept. 13. Classes include Classical Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Tumbling, Pointe, Lyrical, and Modern. To register, contact SHUDA Coordinator TaMara Swank at 724-830-0449 (x4449) or Discounts are available for Seton Hill employees or for multiple classes.

The Seton Hill University Dance Academy has been designed to develop the skills of dancers of all ages. Instructors approach students with care and commitment to train with excellence, creating a safe, positive and productive environment for everyone. For more information on SHUDA, including current tuition and class schedules, please visit



TaMara Swank, Coordinator, Seton Hill University Dance Academy
724-830-0449 /

Aimee Cheers, Director, Seton Hill University Community Arts Program
724-830-1079 /

Becca Baker, Associate Director of Media Relations
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