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pointe magazine featured spread: benefits of choosing a smaller school

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Check out page 108 of the Dec/Jan issue of Pointe Magazine to see our first SC Summer Dance Conservatory ad, summer study listing, and feature in the Editor’s Letter, “Celebrating Ballet Bonds,” and article “The Benefits of Going Small.” Here are a few of our favorite quotes from “The Benefits of Going Small” by Gavin Larsen:

“South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory also recruits impressive names— NYCB’s Megan Fairchild and Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s Addison Actor in 2018— but [Artistic Director Susan] Anderson says. she seeks out guests who are truly invested in teaching.”

“A more intimate environment can also be a boost for younger, less experienced students who want to focus on strengthening their technique more than networking. Fiftenn-year-old Clancy Penny, who attended South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory this summer, found the program’s size made it more comforting— and intense— than the larger programs she’d been to before. “We were arranged in small groups in the dorms, so I felt like I had my own little family. Everyone had a counselor you could talk to,” she says. “Fewer people and more individual attention made classes incredibly strengthening and even more challenging.”

“Many lesser-known programs are just as likely— or more— to have the elements for a successful and inspiring summer.”

—> November 2018

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SC Summer Dance Conservatory is pleased to announce that it will award one $500 tuition scholarship as a prize at Grand Jete, South Carolina's new Premier Student Ballet Competition, held at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and HumanitiesPlease see their website for more information and how to enter the competition!

*Scholarship is valid only for our 2019 Ballet or Contemporary Intensive. 

—> September 2018