The life of a dancer requires dedication, passion as well as physical agility and stamina, musicality and artistic potential. The SCGSAH Dance Department provides professional guidance, training and support through its two inclusive ballet training programs– the Residential High School Dance Program and the Summer Dance Program. World-renowned instructors impart patience, tenacity and motivation, along with the necessary well-rounded technical and artistic development required for a program reflective of the 21st Century. See a handout about our dance programs here.

Admissions and Audition Process

The Dance Department offers two admissions periods for both the high school program and the summer program–an Early Decision Admissions period and a Regular Decision period. Students are strongly encouraged to apply and audition during the Early Decision period because there are only two Regular Decision audition dates, and space is limited. Students who apply and audition during the Early Decision Dance period will receive priority for admissions. View the 2017-2018 Dance Application Options for more details on this process. 

2017-2018 Dance Important Dates 


Early Decision Dance Application Deadline:  Friday, October 20, 2017

Early Decision Dance Auditions:

                               Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Summerville, S.C.                              
                               Sunday, October 29, 2017 -  Columbia, S.C.                            
                               Sunday, November 5, 2017 - Greenville, SCGSAH

Regular Decision Dance Application Deadline:  Friday, January 5, 2018

Regular Decision Dance Auditions:
                               Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Charleston, College of Charleston
                               Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Greenville, SCGSAH


Program Admissions

Students interested in the Governor's School's Dance programs will complete the online admissions application, write an essay (for high school program only), attend an audition and interview. For specific details, please view the Dance Program Admissions Requirements.