Built in 1921 and renovated in 2011 to the state-of-the-art facility dedicated exclusively to dance, Erma Lowe Hall boasts a contemporary, open design envisioned by architectural design firm, Gideon Toal. High ceilings and ample natural light provide ideal spaces for the creative dancer and three large dance studios plus the Shelton Wellness Studios are fully equipped to maximize all aspects of the BFA experience.
The three dance studios are equipped with piano for live accompaniment and media equipment for presentations and performances, creating an environment inviting experimentation and inspiration. The fourth studio houses numerous forms of bodywork, somatic, and conditioning equipment as well as a fully equipped and regularly staffed physical therapy studio.
The Erma Lowe Hall Studio Theatre is a convertible space – studio/classroom by day and performance space by night – that serves an integral venue role for the SCCD and in the greater DFW dance community. This intimate performance space is fully equipped with light and sound booth, traveler, cyc, lighting grid, legs and telescopic seating for 150 patrons. DanceTCU concerts that feature faculty and guest artist choreography are produced each semester in Ed Landreth Auditorium. This 1,200-seat proscenium theatre is located on the northern boundary of the campus.
Erma Lowe Hall also has a 27-station Mac computer lab, a Dance Costume Shop, and a Theatrical Production Shop. Student and faculty locker rooms and a Student Lounge with kitchen facilities make Erma Lowe Hall "home away from home" for the SCCD community.