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Facilities

Students find room to move and grow in three dance studios and a broad palette of stages.

All Studios feature sprung floors, state-of-the-art sound and HD video systems and wide-screen projectors. Classes feature live musical accompaniment and are equipped with grand pianos and percussion instruments. All classes are taught by an outstanding faculty of veteran dance professionals.

Studios come in every size and give the student the opportunity to learn in various environments. The long and lean “bowling alley” (Studio B120) is an intimate space where students can zero in on their technique. The Charles S. Sharp Studio is both a rehearsal and performance space, complete with theatrical lighting and a state-of-the-art sound system, and is the site of the annual senior Sharp Show, always a packed performance. And the spacious, experimental space of the mirrorless Studio 1430 offers an unencumbered environment where, under the free-moving, Calder-style mobile hanging from the same grid used to “fly” dancers across the floor, dancers unleash their inner creativity.

All students have the opportunity to dance on the grand proscenium stage of the 392-seat Bob Hope Theatre, complete with orchestra pit, and in the Bob Hope Lobby, site of the hugely successful, standing-room-only, student-choreographed “Brown Bag” series and more.

In addition to campus facilities, students also have opportunities to dance in professional Dallas arts district venues such as the fabulous Winspear Opera House, Annette Strauss Square, Montgomery Arts Theatre at Booker T. Washington HSPVA and the new City Performance Hall.

Owen Arts Center

The Owen Arts Center from Bishop Boulevard

Public art and performance spaces within the Owen Arts Center include Caruth Auditorium, Bob Hope Theatre, Greer Garson Theatre, Margo Jones Theatre, O’Donnell Lecture-Recital Hall, Sharp Studio, Taubman Atrium and the Doolin Gallery. Students participate in lectures, film screenings, set construction and music lessons and take advantage of opportunities to form relationships and collaborations across many art forms. Learn more about the Owen Arts Center

Bob Hope Lobby

The naturally lit, glass-filled Bob Hope Lobby provides an intriguing visual backdrop for various performances, both formal and informal. Located at the Bishop Boulevard entrance to the Owen Arts Center, the lobby is the entrance to not just the Bob Hope Theatre but also Caruth Auditorium. Learn more about the Bob Hope Lobby

Bob Hope Theatre

The 392-seat Bob Hope Theatre, donated by the iconic comedian, features a proscenium stage, continental seating and a hydraulic orchestra pit. Learn more about the Bob Hope Theatre

Sharp Studio

The Charles S. Sharp Performing Arts Studio doubles as a performing space and is equipped with a grand piano, adjustable black traveler, a control booth, state-of-the-art sound equipment and a theatrical lighting system. Learn more about the Sharp Studio

Studio 1430

The spacious, experimental space of the mirrorless Studio 1430 offers an unencumbered environment where, under the free-moving, Calder-style mobile hanging from the same grid used to “fly” dancers across the floor, dancers unleash their inner creativity. Learn more about Studio 1430

Studio B120

The long and lean “bowling alley” (Studio B120) is an intimate space where students can zero in on their technique. Learn More about Studio B120

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