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Department of Theatre and Dance

  • Female dancer performing on stage in grand jete.


Our dance program, accredited nationally by the National Association of Schools of Dance, has been structured to challenge serious students with a variety of learning and performance opportunities.  We regularly bring in well-known guest artists to stage major pieces or create work on our dancers. 

Working from a solid foundational core of dance coursework, students can earn undergraduate degrees in dance as well as develop advanced competencies in the areas of Performance and Choreography or Dance Education K-12 CertificationOur experienced studio faculty strives to instill a sound foundation of guided practice in the disciplines and principles of classical ballet, contemporary dance and jazz. The program has a long established specialty in ballet infused with the energy of cutting-edge contemporary dance.

Our Facilites

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. 


Community Outreach

The university hosts the SC Summer Dance Conservatory, a three-week intensive for pre-professional dancers age 11 and older.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.