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Cardinal sash with gold lettering and colorful lei

May 20, 2021

Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

The USC Kaufman in-person ceremony will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. All graduates must register via Marching Order in order to attend. Graduates are limited to two guests due to social distancing requirements.

Gold silhouette of dancer doing a flip in front of festive cardinal background

May 13, 2021

Class of 2021 Virtual Celebration

Please join us for a virtual celebration of the USC Kaufman Class of 2021! This celebratory event will feature video messages from USC Kaufman staff, faculty and surprise guests, photo slideshows of the graduating students, and more.

Bella Allen wearing red dress in front of red, green, and blue fabric

April 12 - April 29, 2021

A/Part To/Gather: Spring 2021

Join us as we gather virtually and celebrate different facets of dance. This innovative festival will include presentations of student and faculty choreography, student dance films and projects, as well as new works by Artists in Residence Marjani Forté-Saunders, Dwight Rhoden, Micaela Taylor and Doug Varone.

Anindo drumming live with dancers

January 23, 2021

Rhythm Nations: African Dance with Anindo Marshall

Discover what it’s like to learn African dance, one of four dance forms you’ll experience as part of DANC 499 Rhythm Nations: Intro to African, Indian and Latin Dance. This special topics course provides an in-depth tour of dance and offers a semester of discovery as students interact with dance styles from around the globe.

Jay Fuentes teaching a ballroom dance class

January 22, 2021

Ballroom Dance with Jay Fuentes

Experience what it’s like to take DANC 188a, which introduces students to the fundamentals of ballroom dance, emphasizing partner connection, communication and creativity, with the practical application of dance within a social setting.

dancers taking hip-hop class in studio

January 21, 2021

Hip-Hop Don’t Stop Lecture Demonstration with Amy O’Neal – CANCELED

Amy O’Neal, award-winning hybrid dancer, performer, choreographer and dance educator, introduces USC students to DANC 302g Hip-Hop Don’t Stop: Black Social Dance Culture and Media. In this lecture demonstration, Professor O’Neal will break down the lineage and more modern manifestations of the popular social dance “The Charleston.”

Dancers walking forward in a studio during a commercial dance class

January 20, 2021

Intro to Commercial Dance Lecture Demonstration with Achinta S. McDaniel

During this fun lecture demonstration, Professor McDaniel will hold a mock dance audition. You’ll also learn a short movie dance routine, say your name for the “casting agent,” and get ready to shine. All levels are welcome to take both this demo and the actual course!

Achinta S. McDaniel teaching class

January 19, 2021

Rhythm Nations: Bollywood with Achinta S. McDaniel

Discover what it’s like to learn Bollywood, one of four dance forms you’ll experience as part of DANC 499 Rhythm Nations: Intro to African, Indian and Latin Dance. This special topics course provides an in-depth tour of dance and offers a semester of discovery as students interact with dance styles from around the globe.

Jay Fuentes and partner demonstrate a ballroom move in the middle of a dance studio

January 18, 2021

Rhythm Nations: Latin Dance with Jay Fuentes

Discover what it’s like to learn Latin Dance, one of four dance forms you’ll experience as part of DANC 499 Rhythm Nations: Intro to African, Indian and Latin Dance. This special topics course provides an in-depth tour of dance and offers a semester of discovery as students interact with dance styles from around the globe.

Elective students dancing in the Fall 2019 Elective Experience

January 17, 2021

Dance for Zoom Fatigue: Jazz with Shannon Grayson

Experience what it’s like to learn jazz, one of seven dance forms you’ll become familiar with as part of DANC 499: Dance for Zoom Fatigue. This new special topics course introduces students to a variety of dance classes and movement experiences for all levels.