The life of a dancer requires dedication and passion, as well as physical stamina, musicality and artistic potential. The Dance Program provides professional guidance, training and support through its inclusive ballet training program to support and nurture developing dancers. World-renowned instructors instill patience, tenacity and motivation, along with the necessary well-rounded technical and artistic development required for a program reflective of the 21st Century. 

Early Decision Admissions

Those applying to our Residential High School Dance and/or Summer Dance Programs will have the opportunity to apply for Early Decision. Early Decision applications must be received by October 16, 2015 and will receive notification of decision by November 16, 2015

Early Decision Dance auditions will take place on the following dates:

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Columbia College - Columbia 
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Rollings Middle School of the Arts - Summerville
November 8, 2015 -  SCGSAH Campus - Greenville 


Applications for Residential High School or Summer Dance coming soon.

Dance Requirements


  • Ballet Workshop - 1.5 hours
  • Modern center practice - 30 minutes
  • All Residential High School applicants must also perform a solo showcasing the applicant's performing ability in Ballet, Modern, or Contemporary dance. The solo should be a maximum of two minutes in length. It may be from the classical repertoire, or it may be original choreography by the student or a teacher. Applicants must provide a CD recording of the music for their performance. (Support for iPod will not be provided.) Please make sure your CD is readable by standard sound systems.
  • Interview - A panel of dance professionals will conduct an interview with each applicant to assess their future goals and aspirations, their commitment to successfully completing the dance program, and their level of responsibility and potential as a student in a residential program.

Audition Attire

  • Females should wear black leotards, convertible pink tights, ballet shoes. For the modern workshop, applicants must be barefoot (rolled up convertible tights).
  • Males should wear t-shirts, dance belts, black convertible black tights with black shoes or white socks and white shoes. For the modern workshop, applicants must be barefoot (rolled up convertible tights).

Dance Essay Question: Describe in 500-800 words why you want to study dance at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, where you see yourself 10 years from now, and how studying a the Governor's School will help you achieve your goal. 

For more information or questions about the application process,
call 864-282-3810 or Contact Us