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College of Arts & Sciences
Dance Program

SC Summer Dance Conservatory

Susan Anderson, Artistic Director | Susan Dabney Hancock, Administrative Director

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South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory attracts dancers from around the world to study and perform with some of the greatest teachers of our time. Columbia’s reputation for fine Southern hospitality, along with the unequaled caliber of instruction, makes the South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory a wonderful place for learning, growth and camaraderie.

Now in our 30th year, we continue to offer personal attention, state of the art facilities, a professional atmosphere, and exciting performance opportunities.

The Conservatory prides itself on offering two professional intensives: one for the serious ballet student and one for the serious contemporary & jazz student. Students who attend have the extraordinary opportunity to study a variety of dance styles with world-renowned instructors, and to showcase their work in a fully-produced dance concert of classical and contemporary repertory.

South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory is open to students aged 11 years and older.



Ballet Intensive
July 8-27, 2018

The Ballet Intensive is designed for students pursuing excellence in ballet technique and artistry. The curriculum includes ballet, pointe, variations, pas de deux, character, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre and repertory. Audition required. If a student cannot attend an audition, a DVD or online video may be submitted. Video requirements and Video Application Form are available here.


Jazz & Contemporary Intensive
July 8-27, 2018

The Jazz & Contemporary Intensive is designed for students pursuing excellence in jazz and contemporary training. The curriculum includes jazz, contemporary, and ballet technique, musical theatre, hip hop, conditioning for dance and repertory. Video Audition is required to be considered. Application Form is available here.


Now offering Princess and Pirate Dance Camps for ages 4-10!

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For more information,

Susan Dabney Hancock
803-777-0837 (fax)


Mailing Address:
SC Summer Dance Conservatory
324 Sumter St.
Columbia SC 29208