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.

If you have questions about this program, contact Linda Garofalo at linda.garofalo@goucher.edu.

For more information go to Early Arrival Dance Program.