New and Prospective Students


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Learn More About Us

  • Review our website
  • Meet with us in person or via Zoom
    • Zoom Meetings: Are you an accepted or prospective student and have questions about our programs? Please email us to set up a one-on-one Zoom meeting.
    • In-person: To set up a time for a department tour and to meet with faculty and staff, please email Miles Boinest at
  • Visit our "Virtual Booth"
    • Here you will find videos, individual information sheets for each concentration area, faculty contact information and more!
  • Connect with us on social media
  • Get involved as a Non-Major  
  • Scholarships
    • Click here to view a complete list of scholarships and awards available to all students beginning in the January of their first semester.

Prospective Student Meetings

New and prospective students can meet virtually with faculty and staff in the Theatre and Dance department via Zoom. Zoom meetings are by appointment only. Please email us to schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting.

Upcoming Events for Prospective Students

Talent Award Auditions

The Department of Theatre and Dance will hold talent scholarship auditions on Saturday, January 28th, 2023. The deadline for applications is January 23rd, 2023. Click here to submit an application.

2023 Summer Dance Experience

Designed for intermediate and advanced level high school and college dancers, our Summer Dance Experience is created to facilitate the growth of young artists through technique classes, seminars, and repertory. The program culminates in an informal performance on Friday evening. Students will learn from professional artists and experienced educators who will nurture and challenge both bodies and minds.

Classes and Schedule
August 7-11, 2023

Daily Schedule:
9:30-11:00am – technique class
11:00-12:15pm – seminar
12:15-1:15pm – lunch (on own)
1:15-2:45pm – technique class
2:50-4:30pm – repertory/choreography

Informal showing at 5:00pm on Friday, August 11 in CATO 333 (large dance studio).

Seminar topics include: injury prevention/body conditioning, Pilates, career exploration, musical theatre styles, and contact improvisation.

Application fee: $15
Tuition: $300 if paid by July 1, 2023; $325 if paid between July 2-25, 2023. Aill tuition is due by July 25, 2023. Refunds (minus a $50 fee) are only available through July 31. No refunds after July 31. Make all checks payable to College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance.

Dress Code
Dancers should wear leotards and black or pink tights with appropriate footwea: ballet slippers, jazz shoes, bare feet required in contemporary/modern classes. Skirts and other appropriate dancewear permitted, as long as the lines of the body are clearly visible. Hair must be secured off face and neck (no ponytails in ballet).

Contact Dr. Gretchen McLaine, Director of Dance, at

Register Online
Click here to register for Summer Dance Experience 2023.


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