See our Calendar for a complete list of Department Activities. Hear about the many student accomplishments and important news on Announcements. Learn more about our guests for Middle School and High School under Residencies. Flip through photos of Student Life and Performances, including the year end Dance Department Show. And see what the Dance Boosters are doing on their page.

2017-18 Supply Lists for SOA: click here

2017-18 Dance Department Dates:

March 7th 8th grade Solos (8th grade)
April 12th SOA showcase ( all dancers)
May 4th and 5th Departmental tech and show ( all students)
TBA all 8th graders will be required to attend 3 afterschool rehearsals during the week of their guest artist.

October 9th Senior thesis Adjudication (seniors and Jrs)
November 28th JR Comp Show ( Jr’s and Sophomores)
November 29th and November 30th Senior Thesis tech (Seniors and Jrs)
February 20th Senior thesis Adjudication (Seniors and Jrs)
March 7th 8th grade Solos (8th grade and freshman )
March 19 and 20th Junior Comp Tech and Show (Juniors and Sophomores)
April 12th SOA showcase (Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors)
April 16th and 17th Senior Thesis tech and show (Seniors and Juniors)
May 4th and 5th Departmental tech and show (All students)
All HS students will be required to attend one after school rehearsal during the week of guest residencies (TBA)

Final Senior College Decisions 2017:

Caroline Ainsworth- USC
Emily Dail- Marymount Manhattan College, Dance Department
Annika Gadsen- Wofford College
Sarah Hunter- C of C honors college
Nina Kremser- Clemson
Morgan Lutz- Boston Conservatory, Dance
Michael Ashley Seay- USC
Amy Trainor- Clemson Bridge
Angeleki Zecopoulos- Clemson

Congratulations to each of you! You will be missed at SOA, but we look forward to seeing everything you do!


HS Regional Dance Festival (03/17)

Norfolk, Virginia

The following scholarships were awarded:

The SOA Dance Department recently traveled to the Regional High School Dance Festival in Norfolk, VA. Join us in congratulating the following Scholarship winners:

Winthrop- Morgan Bronk Lutz, Gracie King, Grace Rauton
AMDA: Lily Murchison, Jordan Edwards, Grace Rauton, Emily Dail, Morgan Bronk Lutz, Galen Berger, Mary Claire Whitley
Drexel Summer- Morgan Bronk Lutz, Anna Lipke
Nashville Ballet- Mary Claire Whitley- Full Scholarship
Brenau- Emily Dail, Morgan Bronk Lutz
Coker College Summer and the College- Morgan Bronk Lutz
Hartt School- Emily Dail
Johnson C. Smith- Morgan Bronk Lutz, Emily Dail, Lily Murchison
UNC Charlotte- Emily Dail
Point Park- Emily Dail
Point Park Summer – Grace Rauton, Mary Claire Whitley, Anna Lipke
UARTS summer: Morgan Bronk Lutz, Jordan Edwards, Emily Dail , Mary Claire Whitley
Joffery Summer: Morgan Bronk Lutz
LIU post: Lily Murchison
New World school of the arts: Mary Claire Whitley


The School of the Arts Dance Department participated in the 2016 National High School Dance Festival at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA where our students shared in the art of dance with over 500+ students from U.S., Canada, Taiwan, and Australia. Students were able to take  master  classes from the top teachers across the nation, along with see a master performance by the Parson’s Dance Company, and audition for college scholarship and dance program acceptance. Our students auditioned and were recognized by some of the top names in the dance industry such as the Jofferey Ballet, the Liverpool Institute of the Arts in London, England, Orlando Ballet, and the American School of Music and Dramatic Arts to name a few. Seniors Allie Durand and Jordan Benton’s talents were recognized by over 20 of these prestigious institutions.
The schools our students received recognition from are:

Joffrey Ballet
Orlando Ballet
Richmond Ballet
Liverpool Institute Of The Arts In London, England
Point Park University International Program
American School Of Musical And Dramatic Arts
Winthrop University
Shenandoah University
Point Park University
Adelphi University
George Mason University
Suny Brock Port
Coker College
Bates Dance Festival
Florida Southern University
Monte Claire University
Seton Hill
Cornish College
Linden Wood University
Mercyhurst University
Long Island University
University Of The Arts
Slipper Rock University
Charlotte Ballet
James Madison University
Drexel University
Relativity School
Sam Houston University
University Of Illinois
University Of Minnesota
Salem College
Virginia Common Wealth University