Only SOA offers….

  • 4 different guest artists per year!
  • National Honor Society for Dance Arts- it’s the only chapter in Charleston
  • National HS Dance Festival every other year- classes, performances, and scholarship opportunities for college dance programs and summer intensives and programs
  • Regional HS Dance Festival every other year in Norfolk, VA- classes, performances, and scholarship opportunities for college dance programs and summer intensives and programs
  • SCDancing Festival- dance classes, performances, and South Carolina teachers and college dance programs recruiting for programs
  • Dance Day in Charleston field trip
  • Swing Dance Club
  • Technical Theatre- lighting, sound, backstage, stage manager, usher
  • Senior thesis reception hosted by juniors
  • Seniors earn a thesis medal and wear it at graduation
  • Seniors recognized at the departmental performance the end of the year
  • Senior gift from the dance department
  • Monday and Friday are coffee days in the dance department
  • Myrtle Beach Opry Field Trip
  • Aerial Dance Field Trip
  • Middle School Dance Night

Performance opportunities:

  • Students choreography showcase
  • Convocations
  • Junior composition- 2 performances of your work
  • Senior thesis- 2 informal adjudication performances- pieces judged by community dance professionals
  • 2 senior thesis performances
  • Seniors perform at graduation
  • Dancing With the Teachers!
  • 6th Grade Dance and Creative Writing Cultural Collaboration
  • 8th Grade Solos and Visual Arts Collaboration and Performance
  • End of the Year 8th Grade Performance