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The Betsy Blackmon Dance Program

Recognized by Dance Magazine as one of the top non-conservatory programs in the country, USC's Betsy Blackmon Dance Program combines a rigorous dance classroom and studio environment with the extensive depth and breadth of a superior liberal arts education.  

It is the mission of the Betsy Blackmon Dance Program to prepare emerging leaders and future professionals who can successfully function in a variety of career paths within and outside of the field of dance. To achieve this mission, curriculum, pedagogy, and faculty research focus on dance as a catalyst for critical thinking, community outreach, and advocacy while maintaining high-quality artistic collaborations at the core of educational experiences.

Study

Our dance program, which has established a notable legacy of excellence, attracts highly motivated students from across the country and abroad. Our students are committed to rigorous development of their natural abilities through a combination of study and practice, leading to a life enriched by the art of dance.

Audition

Auditions for the dance program are conducted by video submission through the Accepted website.  There are two application deadlines for video auditions -- one in November and another in February.

Perform

The Betsy Blackmon Dance Program presents an annual season of performances that strive to inspire, entertain and achieve ever greater heights of artistic excellence. From traditional and avant-garde choreography to timeless classical treasures, our season showcases the artistry and artists of our program.

Buy Tickets or Subscription Packages

Tickets for most productions and season subscription packages are available online!

Recent News

Upcoming Dance Events

USC Dance Company Spring Concert

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024

Location: Drayton Hall 141

Cost: $15-$22

USC Dance Company Spring Concert

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024

Location: Drayton Hall 141

Cost: $15-$22

USC Dance Company Spring Concert

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024

Location: Drayton Hall 141

Cost: $15-$22

USC Dance Company Spring Concert

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024

Location: Drayton Hall 141

Cost: $15-$22

USC Dance in Concert with Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Saturday, Apr. 6, 2024

Location: See event description for more details.

Cost: $15 - $22

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