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Dance South Inc. has been bridging arts and education since 2004.

Dance South Community Arts Center (Dance South CAC) is a nonprofit whose mission is to expose metro city area residents to the arts through instruction, performance and education. Dance South CAC serves the entire Columbia community through its programming held at the studio as well as outreach classes and performances held throughout the city. Adults and children alike benefit from Dance South CAC dance, drama and music classes, as well as an in-house artists incubator program, after school program, summer camp and professional dance company. Journey is a neighborhood center and the culmination of a lifelong vision for its Artistic Director, Joy Sheppard.

Our Vision

DSPAC strives to be the premier provider in arts bases education and training in the Metro-Columbia area with programs offered nationally and globally.

Our Commitment

DSPAC commits to creating a family environment where all parties involved are empowered to grow as artists and encouraged to showcase their talents with pride.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer exposure and instruction in the performing arts, and arts education for all ages regardless of race, religious affiliation, or economic background.