Mississippi School of the Arts’ Department of Dance is proud to be a part of Dancewave Through College & Beyond. This unique, nationwide event serves hundreds of high school students annually, including dance students at MSA. 

Out of 11 years that DTCB has been in operation, this is the 5th consecutive year MSA dance students have participated in the annual event. 

DTCB provides a much-needed service to the dance industry and high school students. The program offers talented young dancers the opportunity to connect with renowned faculty from colleges across the country. 

The Department of Dance produces distinguished high school dance graduates at the end of two years of intense high school training. This training prepares them for the next level at accepted universities.

This week, senior dancers Page Henry, Christen Johnson, and Rain Walley will participate in the DTCB Dancewave college auditions. Traditionally, in-person auditions are held in New York City at Hunter College in partnership with Dance Magazine. However, the pandemic has shifted auditions virtually. On average, MSA dancers are accepted to 10 or more university dance programs.

Last year, dancer Allison Dobson (’21) gained acceptance to 13 dance degree programs including: Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Dillard University of New Orleans, State University New York (SUNY) at Ferdonia, Alabama State University, University of Arts in Philadelphia, University of Roehampton of London, Hussian College of Los Angeles, Point Park University of Pittsburg, Belhaven, USM, Carey, University of Holy Cross of New Orleans, University of Buffalo in New York.

Also last year, Heaven Gordon (’21) gained acceptance to 11 dance degree programs including: Springfield College of Massachusetts, DeSales University Pennsylvania, State University of New York at Ferdonia, Ohio State University, University of Roehampton of London, Belhaven, USM, William Carey, Southern Methodist University, Alabama State University, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts of England.

Visit Dancewave DTCB – Dancewave Through College & Beyond for more information about DTCB auditions.

Visit MSA’s Department of Dance for more information about dance at Mississippi School of the Arts.