In it's 40th season, the South Carolina Dance Theatre brings excellence in dance to the Florence region and to South Carolina as the dance leader of the region. In the forefront as the premier training ground for ballet, SCDT is recognized by critics and fellow artists for its vibrant performances and contagious enthusiasm.
Presenting a strong repertoire with dynamic performances, South Carolina Dance Theatre is a non-profit dance company. SCDT was organized in 1978 to enrich the cultural environment of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina through the promotion of dance as an art form.
The company seeks to develop excellence in ballet training and to provide opportunities for experience in the performing arts. Dancers audition to become company members while preparatory classes are offered for younger dancers.
Many of the company's dancers have moved on to dance in various professional companies throughout the United States. Our dancers often train throughout the summer at some of the countries most prestigious ballet companies.
SCDT is also the resident dance company at Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.
Florence Regional Arts Alliance 2017 Recipient of Outstanding Arts Organization
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