Each year, the dance department offers a pre-semester program in August for students interested in dance at Goucher.  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.

Please email Linda Garofalo if you are interested in being added to our list for important announcements and registration information:



2014 PROGRAM DATES        Friday, August 15 through Saturday, August 23, 2014


2014 PROGRAM FEES - Coming Soon!                                                                                           

Registration Option



Total Fees



Resident - Returning Student










First Year & Transfer Students

(Tuition reduction due to New Student Orientation activities beginning Wednesday, August 20)










All Commuter Students




Not Included




Registration is online only. First-year and transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete and submit all college housing forms by June 1.  Housing placement with other students attending early arrival programs will be considered so that students can be located in similar residence halls and on similar floors.  After this date, it is not possible for this type of accommodation to be made as all students will have been assigned rooms for the year.  We encourage you to submit early if you know you are coming early to campus.

Online Registration for the 2014 Early Arrival Dance Program Opening Soon!