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 and Awards
    • Click here to view a complete list of scholarships and awards available to all students beginning in January of their first year.
    • Incoming freshman and transfer students are also eligible to be considered for departmental talent awards. Click here to learn more.

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 Day

The Department of Theatre and Dance will hold its annual Talent Award Day on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024. This is an opportunity for incoming freshman and transfer students to audition or submit a portfolio to be considered for department scholarships. 

Click here to learn more about audition and portfolio requirements and to begin your application for consideration. Applications open November 1, 2023.

2024 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
The Summer Dance Experience 2024 schedule will be posted in Summer 2024.

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, 2024; $325 if paid between July 2-19, 2024. All tuition is due by July 19, 2024. 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. Credit cards are also accepted through an online platform.

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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