Sara Mearns

USC Dance Company presents Ballet Stars of New York featuring Sara Mearns on March 31.

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet

914 Pulaski St., 803-771-6303, carolinaballet.net

A civic company for pre-professional dancers, Carolina Ballet alumni can be found in top companies throughout the country. Presents several performances and events throughout the season.

Nov. 20-25 — The Nutcracker (Township Auditorium)

Feb. 23-24 — Les Patineurs (CMFA Artspace)

April 26-27 — Coppelia (The Township Auditorium)


Arts at Shandon

607 Woodrow St., shandonpresbyterian.org

Church hosts frequent artistic events.


Columbia City Ballet

1545 Main St., 803-799-7605, columbiacityballet.com

Performances at the Koger Center.

Oct. 26-27 — Dracula: Ballet With A Bite

Dec. 8-16 — Nutcracker

Feb. 2 — Beatles the Ballet

March 3 — Ferdinand (Richland Library Sandhills)

March 30 — The Sleeping Beauty


Columbia City Jazz Dance Company

columbiacityjazz.com, 803-252-0252

Highly acclaimed pre-professional jazz dance company. Also brings in guest artists for master classes.


Columbia Classical Ballet

3823 Heyward St., 803-252-9112, columbiaclassicalballet.com

Performances at the Koger Center.

Sept. 16 — Studio Series (at Pavlovich Ballet School Studios)

Oct. 19 — Le Corsaire

Dec. 1-2 — The Nutcracker

Jan. 26 — LifeChance

March 1 — Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Columbia College

1301 Columbia College Dr., columbiasc.edu

All events take place in Cottingham Theatre.

Oct. 26, 27 — Walking Tour of Arts

Nov. 16, 17 — Faculty & Guest Dance Concert

Nov. 30, Dec. 1 — Fall Choreographer’s Showcase

Apr. 12, 13 — Spring Choreographer’s Showcase

Apr. 23 — BA Capstone Dance Concert


Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

7300 College St., 803-407-5011, harbisontheatre.org

Feb. 23 — VIVA MOMIX


Newberry Opera House

1201 McKibben St., 803-276-6264, newberryoperahouse.com

Sept. 30 — Compania Flamenco Eduardo Guerrero

Oct. 21 — Ailey II

Dec. 2 — The Nutcracker

Dec. 7 — Dance Station’s Jingle All the Way

Dec. 22 — Carol of the King: The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular

Jan. 11-12 — Newberry Ballet Guild: The Child and the Sorceries

Feb. 17 — Farruquito Flamenco

May 19 — Dance Station’s Magic

May 25 — DC Danceworks Spring Recital


Palmetto Center for the Arts

Richland School District Two Auditorium, 7500 Brookfield Rd., 803-699-2800 ext. 2832

palmettocenterforthearts.org

Various fine arts performances by artistically gifted high school students.


The Power Company Collective

thepowercompanycollaborative.org

Contemporary dance company based at Columbia College.

Oct. 26-27 — Columbia Dance & Improvisation Festival


Sapphire Moon Dance Company

sapphiremoondance.org

Contemporary dance company based in Columbia.

Nov. TBA — (Richland Library Sandhills)


Unbound Dance Company

unbounddance.com

Professional jazz dance company.


USC Dance Company

artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance

Presents ballet, modern and jazz works as well as innovative dance concerts and contemporary works.

Nov. 8-9 — Fall Concert (Koger Center for the Arts)

Dec. 4-7 — Student Choreography Showcase (Drayton Hall Theatre)

Feb. 12-15 — Spring Contemporary Concert (Drayton Hall Theatre)

March 31 — Ballet Stars of New York (Township Auditorium)

April 26-27 — Student Choreography Showcase (Drayton Hall Theatre)


USC Dance Conservatory

artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance/usc-dance-conservatory

The conservatory is an afterschool community outreach program committed to the training of young dancers from their first steps to advanced levels.


USC — Wideman/Davis Dance

artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance/about-widemandavis-dance

Wideman/Davis Dance is USC’s resident professional company, which presents innovative works.