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,

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.,

Church hosts frequent artistic events.

Columbia City Ballet

1545 Main St., 803-799-7605,

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, 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,

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.,

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,

Feb. 23 — VIVA MOMIX

Newberry Opera House

1201 McKibben St., 803-276-6264,

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

Various fine arts performances by artistically gifted high school students.

The Power Company Collective

Contemporary dance company based at Columbia College.

Oct. 26-27 — Columbia Dance & Improvisation Festival

Sapphire Moon Dance Company

Contemporary dance company based in Columbia.

Nov. TBA — (Richland Library Sandhills)

Unbound Dance Company

Professional jazz dance company.

USC Dance Company

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

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

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