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Department of Theatre and Dance

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Performance is a major component of a dancer's education at the University of South Carolina, giving students and audiences alike opportunities to be inspired, enlightened and entertained.  Our performances are open to the public so join us for an upcoming show!

Dance Season 2023-2024


USC Dance Company Fall Concert

November 9-10, 2023
7:30pm nightly
Koger Center for the Arts
A dynamic mixed repertory of ballet and contemporary dance, including works from three highly-revered professional guests, will usher in a brand-new season of dance at USC. Featured on the concert will be Associate Professor Jennifer Deckert’s reconstruction of Michel Fokine’s dreamlike one-act ballet, Les Sylphides, plus original works by guest choreographers Janis Brenner (Janis Brenner & Dancers, Meredith Monk), Christian von Howard (VON HOWARD PROJECT, Alvin Ailey School), and Peter Powlus (Augusta Ballet). 
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Student Choreography Showcase

December 5-8, 2023
7pm nightly

Drayton Hall Theatre
Under the direction of Instructor Eduard Forehand, our student choreographers will present a program of cutting-edge original works which each has conceived, designed and directed.  This bi-annual showcase is a not-to-miss opportunity to see the innovative artistry of our talented young dance artists!


USC Dance Company Spring Concert

February 8-10, 2024
Feb. 8-9, 7pm | Feb. 10, 2pm & 7pm
Drayton Hall Theatre
You’ll be inspired and entertained by our Spring Concert, which will feature an exciting repertory of original, innovative dance works choreographed by USC dance faculty. 


USC Dance in Concert with Complexions Contemporary Ballet

April 6, 2024
Koger Center for the Arts
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We are thrilled to welcome the world-renowned Complexions Contemporary Ballet to USC for a multi-week residency and an unforgettable performance! Led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions has awakened audiences to a new, exciting genre with their singular approach of reinventing dance and contemporary ballet. Members of the company, known for their groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures, will set two of their works on the USC Dance Company, who will then join Complexions for the final, not-to-be-missed concert. A gala fundraiser to benefit scholarships for the dance program will be held after the performance. 

"Companies like Complexions are game-changing: they’re forging a path for what ballet can be instead of what it historically has been.”- The Guardian is the only authorized seller of tickets for this event.  Do not purchase from any other site.


Student Choreography Showcase

April 20-21, 2024
Drayton Hall Theatre
We’ll end our season with fresh perspectives and new approaches as our gifted student choreographers, directed by Instructor Eduard Forehand, showcase works they have developed over the semester.




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