Dance Facilities

Studio Spaces

Brenau University’s dance studios are located at two sites:

     Brenau University Fitness Center
     721 Spring Street Gainesville, GA 30501

     Brenau University East Campus 
     1001 Chestnut St. Gainesville, 30501
     Map & Directions to East Campus

Fitness Center 

The Brenau University fitness center has 4 dance studios that are used for classes and rehearsals by the Brenau University dance department and the Gainesville Ballet Company.

Partnering class with Waverly Lucas

Learn more about the fitness center and its amenities here.

Brenau East

There are two large studio spaces at Brenau University’s East Campus.  They are 40′X60′ and 34′x60′, providing ample space for dance classes and rehearsals.

Dance Rehearsal

Dance Rehearsal, Ririe-Woodbury

Performance Venues

Dance majors at Brenau University have the opportunity to perform on stage several times throughout the academic year. 

Performance venues used by the dance department include:

Hosch Theatre

Opened in 2002, the Hosch Theatre is the largest performance space in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. Named after its donor, Mary Helen Roop Hosch, the theater offers seating for an audience of approximately 350. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about the Burd Center here.

 

 

Pearce Auditorium

Pearce Auditorium is a 700-seat, 19th century opera house. 

In addition to its wide usage by such local groups as The Arts Council, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, the Gainesville Ballet, the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra and many Brenau University events, Pearce Auditorium had been the site of many famous speakers. Helen Keller, Will Durant, Ted Shawn, Ruth St. Dennis, Martin Luther King Sr., Letitia Baldridge, Robert Peters, Williams Warwick, Dan Rather, Jane Fonda, and Maria Von Trapp spoke or performed in Pearce.

The Arts Council has welcomed additional guests in recent years as part of its Pearce Series, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Opera, the Joffery II Ballet, the Vienna Boys Choir, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Mann, Chuck Mangione, Steve and Loretta Switt.

The annual “Evening of Dance” student show and Gainesville Ballet Company productions featuring Brenau University dancers frequently take place on this stage.

Pearce Auditorium

Annette Barcelona and Peter Swan, Nutcracker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100