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…

Winthrop University Summer Arts program

This summer, Winthrop University will, for the first time, host a summer arts program for high school students. This two-week residency program will allow students to earn 3 college credits working creatively and collaboratively with other students across the music, theater, dance, studio arts, and design disciplines in the production and performance of interdisciplinary arts…

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…

Senior Master Class with Ronald K. Brown

Our seniors enjoyed a Master Class with the Founder and Artistic Director of New York’s Evidence Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown. Evidence focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with…

Community Sponsorships are Ongoing

Please help us in asking businesses in your community to support the SOA Dance department for the new school year. Many companies are anxious to support the arts in Charleston, and this is a tax-deductible way to do it. Sales of sponsorships can also earns you credit on your annual fees! Sell $500 or more,…