Support South Carolina's most promising young dancers as they gain knowledge of movement philosophies, and dance styles while building confidence and maturity to be prepared for careers in dance.
The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation supports the Governor's School Dance Department by funding needs not met by state operating funds, such as underwriting special programs, projects, and experiences offered at the school by providing financial and other assistance directly to the students:
Guests artists play a valuable role in the classroom and make the Governor's School experience so unique compared to other schools. In the 2022-2023 school year, the Foundation funded over $6,000 to bring professional guest artists to campus including dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Carolyn Bolton ('05 Alum) and internationally-recognized choreographers Jennifer Archibald, Mark Godden, Stephanie Martinez, Thaddeus Davis and Kate Jewett.
As a residential arts school, students have unique needs and opportunities, and the Foundation is committed to assuring access to those opportunities to all students. The Foundation is able to support special learning experiences and other costs including guest dancers, competition adjudicators, and classroom activities.