Recognized by Dance Magazine as one of the top non-conservatory programs in the country,
the University of South Carolina 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 USC 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
The 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.
The USC 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.