Each year, the Dance Department offers a pre-semester program in August for any registered Goucher students interested in dance at Goucher College. The early arrival program provides a venue for all students with prior dance experience to train intensively with Goucher faculty and guest artists before the start of the academic year. The program provides a wonderful opportunity for new students to meet current students and department professors, to settle into their residence hall, and to get adjusted to the college campus without the demands of a full academic schedule. The program consists of classes in ballet, pointe, modern, and jazz techniques, as well as workshops and lectures in various topics. Additionally, we have our first Guest Artist Residency of the year during early arrival. Students have the opportunity to take class with the artist in residence as well as audition for the artist's choreographic work that will be performed at the Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Concert in November.

7 Great Reasons Why You Should Participate in the Early Arrival Dance Program

  1. Fantastic Classes with Goucher Faculty, Alums, and Guest Artists

  2. Audition for and take classes with our first 2014/15 Residency Guest Artist - Meredith Rainey

    Visit http://www.meredithrainey.com to learn about our guest!

    Audition - Saturday, August 16 - 1:15 p.m. - Todd Dance Studio

    Meet the Artist Event- Friday, August 22 - 7 p.m. - Todd Dance Studio

    All EAP participants are welcome at this event to meet Mr. Rainey, hear about his work and career, and see a run of his work in progress on the Goucher dancers.

  3. Exciting and Informative Workshops and Seminars

  4. Meet or Reconnect with Faculty and Fellow Dancers

  5. Re-Condition after Summer Break

  6. Open Studio Space to Workshop Creative Ideas

  7. Forums to Share Summer and Abroad Experiences

2014 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! For detailed information and registration go to Early Arrival Dance Program.