The School of Dance is housed in the Mary Channing Coleman building. We are proud to provide six studios that function as classrooms, rehearsal and performance spaces, as well as a computer lab, dance locker and dressing rooms, a green room, video archive, costume shop, and an in-house box office.
*Our spaces are currently closed due to the renovation of the Coleman building. Studios 201A and 202A are scheduled to open in Fall 2017, with the remaining spaces scheduled to reopen in January 2018.
201A is one of two new studios in the School of Dance. The space is currently under construction, transforming from the one-half of the old Rosenthal Swimming Pool into a space designed to host Contemporary and Ballet technique classes. The room is scheduled to open in August 2017.
202A is one of two new studios in the School of Dance. The space is currently under construction, transforming from the one-half of the old Rosenthal Swimming Pool into a space designed to host Contemporary and Ballet technique classes. The room is scheduled to open in August 2017.
Studio 208 is home to our dance education and somatics classes. The space features a computer teaching station and SmartBoard, along with various equipment to assist in educating dance students about somatic awareness and therapeutic methods.
221 A & B
The 221 studios are frequent hosts to student rehearsals and smaller technique classes. Both spaces have flooring that is perfect for our tap and jazz classes. 221B is also home to our Iyengar Yoga classes.
306 (Dance Theater)
306 has the honor of serving as both classroom and performance space. As a classroom, 306 provides a fully sprung Marley floor installed in 2016, a piano for live accompaniment, and portable mirrors. As a performance space, the studio offers 155 seats, full theater lighting, professional audio equipment, projection and recording capabilities.
Originally constructed as a part of the Rosenthal Gymnasium in 1925, studio 322 is one of the most popular spaces in the School of Dance. The studio offers a fully sprung wood floor that was installed in 2016, portable mirrors, a grand piano for live accompaniment, and three walls of windows for a wealth of natural light.
Many Dance events are held in the Mary Channing Coleman Building (formerly HHP) and include performances choreographed and performed by students, faculty, and visiting companies. The School is proud to have its own Dance Theater, in which 10-15 concert programs are produced each year. The theater offers 155 seats, full lighting, professional audio equipment, projection and recording capabilities, as well as an in-house box office.
UNCG Auditorium (renovated and reopened in Summer/Fall of 2008), seats 1642 people and is used for musical productions, operas, symphonies, ensembles, Performing Arts Series, Faculty and Guest Dance performances, and various other performing arts events. UNCG Auditorium is located on the corner of Spring Garden and Tate Street. UNCG Auditorium is handicapped accessible and also features hearing-assistance listening devices.
The Van Dyke Performance Space
The Van Dyke Performance Space is a newly constructed dance-centric event venue that opened in November 2016. Created through the generosity and vision of the late dancer, choreographer, and UNCG Faculty Emeritus Jan Van Dyke, the Van Dyke Performance Space is owned by the City of Greensboro and operated by ArtsGreensboro. The Van Dyke Performance Space will host the Fall 2017 UNCG School of Dance performances of Fall Dances, Prime Movers, and Dancers Connect concerts.