Working from a solid foundational core of dance coursework, students can earn an undergraduate degree in dance as well as develop advanced competencies in the areas of Performance and Choreography or Dance Education K-12 Certification. Our experienced faculty strives to instill a sound foundation of guided practice in
the disciplines and principles of classical ballet and contemporary dance. The program
has a long-established specialty in ballet infused with the energy of cutting-edge
The home of the dance program is a modern facility that includes three large studios that can expand into six studios when needed for additional rehearsal space. The building also houses the program's offices, classrooms and meeting spaces for students, faculty and guest artists.
USC Dance Days
If you are a high school Junior or Senior and interested in joining our dance program, come see us in Columbia on the beautiful USC campus on February 10, 2024 for USC Dance Day! During your visit you will tour the facilities, gain insight into what it is like to be a dance major at USC, take a dance class from one of our talented dance faculty members, tour campus, speak with current dance students, and see a live performance. If you would like to reserve your spot for one of our USC Dance Days please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is maximum of 40 dancers per day.
USC Dance Days is not an audition. If you are interested in being a dance major, you are still required to apply for enrollment to the university, as well as submit a program application and audition via AcceptD.
We are excited to show you our program!
The university hosts the SC Summer Dance Conservatory, a three-week intensive for pre-professional dancers age 11 and older.