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Get en pointe about upcoming performances and news from the University of South Carolina Dance Program.

Student Choreography Showcase | December 1-4, 2020

Six premiere dance works by UofSC dance majors will take the virtual stage December 1-4.

Fall Concert | November 10-13, 2020

Featuring original works by UofSC dance faculty, our fall concert promises to be a totally unique viewing experience, with each of the pieces conceived, choreographed and produced as individual short dance films.

Dance Professor Receives National Leadership Award

Dr. Stephanie Milling, professor in the dance program, has been honored by the National Dance Education Organization with its 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award.

Navigating a New Normal: Faculty Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the ways we learn and teach. We asked theatre and dance faculty to let us know how they and their students are navigating this new normal.

Performance Cancellations Due To COVID-19 Closures

Cancelled: 15th Annual Ballet Stars of New York

Columbia's most star-studded ballet event is back for its 15th year! This one-night-only concert features stunning performances by Principal Dancers from the New York City Ballet, who share the stage with the USC Dance Company!

USC Dance Company in "...To Be a Part of Something" | February 12-15, 2020

The USC Dance Company presents an evening-length original work fusing innovative contemporary dance and original video projections to explore aspects of human communication in the modern world.

Student Choreography Showcase | December 3-6, 2019

Thirteen original dance pieces choreographed by undergraduate dance artists will be presented in our semiannual choreography showcase.

USC Dance Company Fall Concert | November 1-2, 2019

The concert's wide-ranging repertory will feature Michel Fokine's classic one-act ballet "Les Sylphides" (restaged for this concert by Jennifer Deckert), world-premiere works by guest choreographer Addison Ector (Complexions Contemporary Ballet) and Olivia Waldrop, and an original piece by André Megerdichian.

Student Choreography Showcase | April 26-27, 2019

Eight original works by student choreographers will be presented during this semi-annual showcase.

USC Dance Company in Concert | February 12-15, 2019

Repertory for the concert features a mix of contemporary dance works, including "The Waiting Room" by Salvatore Aiello, "Here We Are" by Peter Powlus, and premieres by UofSC Associate Professor Tanya Wideman-Davis and Instructor Olivia Waldrop.

Student Choreography Showcase | December 4-7, 2018

Nine original works choreographed by undergraduate dance students will be premiered at Drayton Hall Theatre, December 4-7.

Visiting Scholar Lecture | Dr. Myron M. Beasley

Dr. Beasley will present on the topic of transdisciplinarity at McMaster College on November 1, 2018.

USC Dance Company Fall Concert | November 8-9, 2018

The USC Dance Company takes the Koger Center stage for a dynamic concert of mixed repertory. Featured will be George Balanchine's landmark ballet Serenade (staged by instructor and former NYC Ballet soloist Stacey Calvert), plus original choreography by Associate Professor Thaddeus Davis and Instructor Olivia Waldrop.

Professors Receive National Dance Project Grant

Associate Dance Professors Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis have received a National Dance Project Grant for their new work, "Migratuse Ataraxia."

Student Choreography Showcase | April 27-28

Five original works by UofSC Dance students will be in the spotlight on the Drayton Hall stage April 27-28.

Dance Professors, Students Tour Original Work

Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis, the prolific dance duo, and AFAM Studies' newest faculty, recently took the original work "CANE" on the road to Duke University in Durham, NC and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Accompanying them -- three university dance students John Green, Maria Maccaroni and Petra Morgan.

USC Dance To Perform at the Kennedy Center

We were one of two universities selected at the Southeastern Regionals of the American College Dance Association to perform at the National Conference, June 6-9.

UofSC Dance Hosts Summer DanceAbility Intensive

Presented by DanceAbility International, the intensive teaches dance educators how to teach the DanceAbility® method of inclusive dance to students with a diverse range of physical and mental abilities. Founded in 1987, DanceAbility uses improvisational dance to promote artistic expressions and exploration between people with and without disabilities.

Spring Contemporary Concert | Feb. 21-24

The University of SC Dance Company will present a selection of innovative dance works during its Spring Contemporary Concert, February 21-24 at Drayton Hall Theatre.

Student Choreography Showcase at Drayton Hall Theatre

Twelve student dance artists will premiere original choreography December 5-8 at Drayton Hall Theatre.

Columbia Christmas Spectacular presented by USC Dance Conservatory

Celebrate the holidays with the Jr. Company of the USC Dance Conservatory, aged 4-17, December 9-10 at Drayton Hall Theatre!

Student Choreography Showcase at the USC Dance Studios

Four original works by senior Dance Performance majors will be presented in-studio, April 7-8. Edit

Dance Professor's to Perform at Provost's Forum Nov. 9

Assistant Professors Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis will be part of the Provost's Diversity Forum November 9, 6pm, at Drayton Hall Theatre.

Student Choreography Showcase

Don't miss the premieres of all original choreography by University dance artists, 7:30pm nightly, November 29 - December 2 at Drayton Hall Theatre!

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