Each year, the Dance Department offers a pre-semester program in August for any students interested in dance at Goucher. The early-arrival program provides a venue for students, beginners through advanced, 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.
If you have questions about this program, contact Rick Southerland at email@example.com.
For more information go to Early Arrival Dance Program.
Goucher Summer Arts Institute
The Goucher Summer Arts Institute offers pre-professional programs for serious young artists who are ages 12-18. Programs are offered in dance, as well as in audio and multimedia production, jazz studies, and drum and percussion.
The program schedules include plenty of relaxation and recreation, performances and presentations by professional artists, accommodations, activities designed specifically for boarding students — and a community of other young artists to share the experience.
For more information go to the Goucher Summer Arts Institute.