Departmental Pictures available for sale!!!

Every year, Susan Lloyd comes to the Departmental rehearsal to photograph each class’ dancers in action as well as in group pictures of their grade. These are available for purchase to parents through June! From Susan: Your photos are ready for viewing,purchasing, downloading and printing!  From this link, you may access your photo gallery. Here is…

Seniors: Little Swan open for applications

The Little Swan Scholarship is available to graduating dance major seniors this year with at least a 3.0 GPA. The Little Swan Scholarship was created by the Charleston School of the Arts Class of 2006, in memory of former SOA dance major Christine Elaine Piontek. They are also donating $100 to the dance department. Here…

2018-2019 Mandatory Dates

  It is that time of year where we have started planning for the 2018-2019 school year. As per our expectations for our students, ALL students are required to participate in dance department calendar rehearsals and performances. Please see the list of events below. Students are NOT excused from their class rehearsals and performances because…

Pre-University Summer Arts Program at Winthrop, Deadline May 31

Students will have the opportunity to live on Winthrop’s beautiful campus and experience college life for two weeks while studying the arts and earning transferable college credit. The program is open to students ages 16-18. Additional information can be found on our website, and a printable informational brochure is attached. PreUnivBrochure  

May 16th Dance Booster Meeting

If you paid your Dance Fees, you’re a member of Dance Boosters and we’d love to have you at our end of the year meeting, where we start lining up next year’s activities! One will be our new (and approved) Signature Event for 2019, “Dancing with the Teachers”…the kids are the pros, and the Teachers…

Important Departmental News

The date is set for Saturday May 5th @ 3:00 pm in the Rose Maree Myers Theater on the SOA Campus. Tickets will be on sale soon, an announcement will be made. First come first serve and general admission/seating. Please go to the SOA webpage: SOAdance.com for further information. We hope you will join us…

Participate in NHSDA Dance A Difference Week March 4-10

NDEO invites all individual participants and chapters of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) to join us in celebrating “Dance A Difference Week” – A week dedicated to dance-based service in our communities How to Participate: Share the joy of dance through performance. Plan a community performance during Dance A Difference Week. You…

Distinguished Young Women

Distinguished Young Women (formerly known as America’s Junior Miss)  is a scholarship program that encourages scholarship, leadership, and talent in 11th grade women by rewarding them with college scholarships in categories based on scholastic achievement, on-stage talent, self-expression, physical fitness, and interview ability.  We would love to distribute information about this opportunity to dance teachers…

2018 Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars Applications Available

This is for students students who wish to choreograph a solo for themselves or put together a small group. Ms. T will be out of town during the event and cannot be part. Palmetto State Arts Education is pleased to present Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto 2018. In its 10th year, the six-program series presents artistically…

Residencies in Full swing

Your dance fees at work: Dance Booster funds provide the means for the wonderful residencies our program brings these students every year. So far we have enjoyed Lauren Putty, who has toured with Parsons and PHILADANCO teaching Modern Dance; Terrance Henderson, former artistic director of Vibrations Dance Company, teaching Modern; Jenny Broe of Dance Lab,…

The Purple Tutu Needs Volunteers

Bringing the artistry of ballet to children with Down Syndrome. This is from Holland McDowell: I graduated from Magnet in 2015. I am now a junior at The George Washington University and am reaching out in regards to my organization called The Purple Tutu. I founded the not-for-profit as a sophomore at magnet with the…