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Dance Program

USC Dance Season 2017-2018

Ticket Prices

Main Stage Performances 
(except Ballet Stars of NY) 

Students: $15
USC Faculty/Staff, Military, Seniors (60+): $20 

General Public: $22

Ballet Stars of NY

Students: $15 

2nd Balcony: $25

1st Balcony: $30

Orchestra: $35

USC Dance Conservatory
All Tickets: $12 


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Tickets for USC Dance performances at the Koger Center are available at the Koger box office -- (803) 777-5112.  Charge by phone at (803) 251-2222.  Purchase online at

Tickets for Drayton Hall Theatre performances are available by calling 803-777-2551. Drayton Hall Box Office is open the Monday prior to each Drayton Hall performance. Box office hours: 1pm - 5:30pm.

On Stage in 2017-2018


USC Dance Company
Fall Concert

November 16-17, 2017  | 7:30pm
Koger Center for the Arts

The USC Dance Company will present a mixed repertory of timeless classics and contemporary works.  Featured will be George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht, staged by Stacey Calvert, as well as three new works.  Suite of Old American Dances, by American composer Robert Russell Bennett,  will be turned into a new choreographic work by Heather Stokes. Conductor Cormac Cannon will lead the USC Symphonic Winds in this piece.  We’ll also feature a new world premiere by Associate Professor Thaddeus Davis, recipient of the Choo San Gho choreographic award, as well as a tribute to Martha Graham by visiting guest artist Miriam Barbosa.


Student Choreography Showcase

December 5-8, 2017  |  7:30 pm
Drayton Hall Theatre

Under the direction of Cindy Flach, our gifted student choreographers will showcase original works as part of their training in the completion of degree requirements.



USC Dance Company
Spring Contemporary Concert

February 21-24, 2018  | 7:30pm Feb. 21-23, 2pm Feb. 24
Drayton Hall Theatre

Thought-provoking and boundary-pushing dance comes to the forefront as the USC Dance Company presents a repertory of brand new contemporary choreography!  On tap are works by Associate Professors Thaddeus Davis and Tanya Wideman-Davis, as well as new choreography by USC Dance instructor Olivia Waldrop and Stephanie Wilkins.



Special Event
Bernstein MASS

March 2-4, 2018  | 7:30pm March 2-3, 3pm March 4
Koger Center for the Arts

USC Dance is proud to be part of the USC School of Music’s largest event, a production of Leonard Bernstein’s monumental MASS, performed in commemoration of the legendary composer’s centenary.  The epic stage production includes two orchestras, a rock band, a blues band, several choirs, singers, dancers and actors.

Tickets available at



13th Annual
Ballet Stars of New York
Gala Performance

April 15, 2018  |  5:30pm     
Koger Center for the Arts

Columbia’s premiere ballet event enters its thirteenth year!  Under the direction of Stacey Calvert, Principal Dancers from the New York City Ballet will perform an evening of world class ballet in concert with the USC Dance Company.  A gala afterparty will also be held as a fundraiser for the dance program (separate ticket required). 



Student Choreography Showcase

April 27-28, 2018       
April 27: 7pm  |  April 28: 2pm      
Drayton Hall Theatre

Seven selected works by senior Performance/Choreography major will be featured, as well as choreography by invited alumni of the dance program. 



USC Dance Conservatory
Spring Concert

May 18-19, 2018  |  6pm, May 18; 2pm, May 19
Drayton Hall Theatre

Bring the whole family for our annual concert, choreographed by Conservatory faculty and performed by the exceptional students of our pre-professional training program for students aged 3-18.