Earn your certification to teach dance in a rigorous dance classroom and studio environment while earning a broad undergraduate liberal arts education. Prepare to teach dance in a variety of settings.
An emphasis in dance education offers an opportunity to pursue your SC K-12 teacher's certification in addition to pursuing a degree in dance and participating fully in technique classes, performances and coursework. Gain practical teaching experiences through placement in K-12 schools and other educational and community partnerships.
The USC Dance Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.
Learn to teach dance as a performing art and academic discipline through hands-on experiences in K-12 schools.
Receive real world information about careers in dance from visiting professional choreographers, dancers and educators.
Five productions a year feature a wide-ranging repertory of works by world-renowned choreographers, faculty and students.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- K-12 Dance Educator
- Dance Studio Teacher
- Dance Therapist
- Professional Dancer