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Get en pointe about upcoming performances and news from the Betsy Blackmon Dance Program.

Student Choreograpy Showcase | April 20-21, 2024

Don't miss our Spring Student Choreography Showcase, spotlighting 12 works that have been created during the semester in a class led by instructor Eduard Forehand.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet | April 6, 2024

The Betsy Blackmon Dance Program hosts the world-renowned Complexions Contemporary Ballet for a multi-week residency and an unforgettable performance with the USC Dance Company.

USC Dance Company Spring Concert | Feb. 8-10, 2024

Be inspired and entertained by our Spring Concert, which will feature an exciting repertory of original, innovative dance works choreographed by USC dance faculty.

Student Choreography Showcase | December 5-8, 2023

Our student choreographers will present a program of cutting-edge original works which each has conceived, designed and directed.

USC Dance Company Fall Concert | November 9-10, 2023

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.

South Carolina’s premier collegiate dance program named for beloved alumna

The Board of Trustees voted Friday, October 13, to name the program the Betsy Blackmon Dance Program in memory of Elizabeth "Betsy" Blackmon, a member of the Class of 2007. Recognized by Dance Magazine as one of the top non-conservatory programs in the country, the USC's program combines a rigorous dance classroom and studio environment with the depth and breadth of a superior liberal arts education.

Guest Artist Janis Brenner Performs One-Woman Show

Guest artist Janis Brenner, in residence at USC creating a new work for the USC Dance Company, will perform her award-winning, one-woman tour-de-force show "Inheritance: A Litany" at the USC Dance Studios.

Student Choreography Showcase | April 22-23, 2023

11 short dance pieces will be premiered during our spring Student Choreography Showcase, spanning a diverse array of movement styles such as contemporary ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and tap.

Q&A on Bill T. Jones' "Story/Time: Revisited"

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company members Shane Larson and Jacoby Pruitt sat down for a Q&A about the work they've set for the USC Dance Company, "Story/Time: Revisited."

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company in Concert

Experience the singular style and vision of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, who will perform alongside our student dancers for a once-in-a-lifetime, evening length event.

Wonderland | February 9-11, 2023

"Wonderland" is a contemporary reimagining of Lewis Carroll's beloved story that fuses dance and whimsical production design to tell the story of a young girl's adventures through a strange fantasyland.

Student Choreography Showcase | November 29 - December 2, 2022

The USC Dance Program presents our bi-annual showcase of premiere originals choreographed by dance majors.

UofSC Dance Company Fall Concert | October 20-21, 2022

The UofSC Dance Company will perform a dynamic repertory of classic and contemporary dance, including a reconstruction of the "Paquita" Grand Pas October 20-21 at the Koger Center.

Dance Program Founder Receives Order of the Palmetto

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Susan Anderson was presented with the state's highest civilian award April 9.

Student Choreography Showcase | April 23-24, 2022

15 original dance works will be premiered at our bi-annual Student Choreography Showcase at Drayton Hall Theatre.

R/Evolutions in Movement | April 9-10, 2022

Legendary dance works and internationally renowned performers will take the spotlight as the UofSC Dance Company presents R/Evolutions in Movement, April 9-10 at the Koger Center for the Arts.

UofSC Dance Company Spring Concert | February 9-12, 2022

Original dance works by University of South Carolina dance faculty will be in the spotlight for the UofSC Dance Company Spring Concert, February 9-12 at Drayton Hall Theatre.

Student Choreography Showcase | Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2021

Nine original dance works by student choreographers will be premiered in our bi-annual showcase at Drayton Hall Theatre.

Fall Concert | November 4-5, 2021

Works by José Limón and UofSC Dance faculty Thaddeus Davis, Olivia Waldrop and Tanya Wideman-Davis are on tap for our first concert of the new season!

Announcing Our 2021-2022 Dance Season

Mark your calendars for our slate of exciting in-person dance concerts in our 2021-2022 season!

Dance Program Founder Looks Back on 45 Years of Dance Excellence

We're celebrating the 45th anniversary of the UofSC Dance Company May 8 with a Virtual Gala featuring performances from throughout our history and special guests. Distinguished Professor Emeritus Susan Anderson looks back on the program she founded.

Student Choreography Showcase | April 23-25, 2021

Eleven original dance films will be presented in our spring Student Choreography Showcase, streaming online for free April 23-25.

Virtual Dance Gala | May 8, 2021

Join the UofSC Board of Dance in celebrating the 45th year of the UofSC Dance Company as we present a virtual presentation featuring performances from throughout our history.

Excavating Movement | April 1, 2021

The UofSC Dance Company will take the Koger Center stage for Excavating Movement, a one-night only concert featuring works from legendary choreographers José Limón and Antony Tudor, plus a brand new work by guest artist Rosy Simas.

Dance Professors Awarded NEA Grant for Original Work "Migratuse Ataraxia"

Associate Professors Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis, co-directors of Wideman Davis Dance, have been approved for a $20,000 grant supporting their original performance installation centered on Black liberation and migration.

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