Early Arrival Dance Info & Registration

The Early Arrival Dance Program will take place online. With the College's decision to move the Fall semester to online only instruction, the program will offer 3 full days of classes and workshops remotely from Goucher dance faculty and alumns. Tuition has been adjusted and is $200 per student. Students who have already paid fo tuition and meals will be reimbursed the difference. Registration will remain open until Friday, August 14 (of which tuition must be paid in full by all students registered). 

COVID-19 RESPONSE: Please check this page often as it will be updated based on official College actions in response to the pandemic. Should the Early Arrival Dance Program be cancelled for any reason, students will receive a full refund of their tuition.


Each year, the dance program 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 program 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 West African Diasporic dance 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.


Monday, August 17, 2020 through Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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The program tuition for all participants is $200.00. At this time you may only pay full tuition, or pay the remaining balance if you have already registered by Friday, August 14. 


Important: The Dance Program's Early Arrival Program tuition and fees are separate from any college tuition payments, financial aid packages, or college boarding costs. This program's additional fees cover the cost and expenses of running the program for the dancers. There are no discounts or financial aid opportunities for this program.

Registration is open for all students. 

Registration is online only.

We will accept VISA, Master Card, or American Express. If you have an issue registering try another browser first, then contact Rick Southerland at james.southerland@goucher.edu.

Once registered, you will begin to receive more detailed information sent to your Goucher email account.

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Please get into the habit of checking your Goucher email frequently throughout the summer!

We encourage you to register early to assure that your room is ready for your arrival. You will be moving into your assigned housing for the year. All housing questions should be directed to the Office of Residential Life at 410-337-6424.



Due to new College policy in response to COVID-19, there will be no guest artists/lectures brought to campus for this year's program. Guests will be invited to provide classes and workshops remotely. 


Please email Rick Southerland with program questions or for further information: james.southerland@goucher.edu