The School has 10 large- and medium-sized dance studios for the Departments of Dance Performance, Choreography and Dance Theory. The studios are complete with wooden-floor with shock-absorbing pads to prevent injuries, and mirrors on the wall to promote efficiency. Audio equipment, such as recorders, and DVD players, and TVs and pianos help students dance to live or recorded music. Intensive practical education is provided in those studios, which consist of five small-sized (around 100 m²), one medium-size (around 200 m²), and three large-sized studios(around 300 m²).
For better on-stage experience of students, the room is complete with all equipment for performance: a control room is on the second floor; lighting equipment is on the ceiling; there are150 drawer-type folded chairs on the north side; and there is a black backdrop on the south side, which serves as stage. The room is used for small-scale performances including the repertoire of Dance Performance Department and the showcases of Choreography. There are also a recorder, a DVD player, an audio rack, a TV, a grand piano, a digital piano, and a drum set.
The lab equipped with 15 computers including two Macintosh provides an efficient environment for music production, dance music and media practice. Students use music editing and production software installed in the computers.
It is the only dance science lab in Korea. As part of the scientific dance education, management system based on science is implemented for: promoting physical strength; diagnosing in terms of dance kinesiology; preventing dance injuries; analyzing movements; and making a diagnosis of rehabilitation. The lab aims at promoting the health and dance ability of students. A scientific and objective examination is essential to reduce injuries and provide an organized, efficient training. When students clearly understand their body condition, dance injuries are prevented and students show their best performance.
The lab has introduced an effective injury management system to provide the diagnosis of physical condition, analysis of dance movement, prevention of injuries, and rehabilitation. In addition, exercise prescriptions for efficient dance activities and programs for a better learning ability distinguished the School with others. Due to their strong desire and high expectation, dancers try to reach for perfection beyond their physical condition and ability. As a result, they tend to suffer from accumulated fatigue, injuries and chronic pains. If such body imbalance continues, it will put pressure on a certain part of body, which leads to cause problems in joint, ligament, and muscle. Therefore, the room diagnoses students’ physiological, psychological, and exercise ability so as to prevent injuries and provide treatment and rehabilitation.