Community Dance Class

Join faculty and students from CSU Dance for FREE classes in a variety of classical and contemporary dance forms.

No prior experience is needed. All levels ages 16+ are welcome! The class takes place at the University Center for the Arts located at 1400 Remington St. in studio 101.


Select Saturdays from 10-11 a.m., including:

  • 9/23: Musical Theatre with Professor Noah Racey
  • 10/7:  Contemporary with Kim Mayorga
  • 10/14: Open Class with Resident Artist, Joanna Mendl Shaw
  • 10/21: Open Styles with Professor Grace Gallagher
  • 10/28: Tap with Morgan Militare (TIME TBD) 
  • 12/2: Pop Video Jazz with Professor Matthew Harvey
  • 1/20: Lyrical with Jacqueline Urquidez
  • 1/27: Community Hip Hop with Matt Bishop
  • 2/3: Jazz Funk with Nicole Genalo
  • 2/24: Gyrokinesis w/ Heidi Tseng
  • 3/2: Intro. to Latin Dance with Chalina Caton Garcia
  • 3/23: Ballet with Mo Dominguez
  • 4/6: Intro. to Latin Dance with Chalina Caton Garcia
  • 4/20: Contemporary Choreography with Cassidy Faulhaber
  • 4/27: Heels with Faith Brock


  • Must complete a one-time Engagement Form
  • List the Activity Type as “Community Dance.”


Dress to move (athletic or gym wear) with ballet slippers, jazz shoes, modern toe paws, non-grip socks, or barefoot. Bring a friend!


“During a very stressful few months, I was actually looking forward to Friday afternoons. I enjoyed meeting staff and faculty from other units in CLA who I would have never otherwise met. This was such a fun offering…” April Lingren

“I’ve had so much fun and love learning new technique in jazz, ballet, and modern as well as your mini dance history lessons… I appreciate that the class is challenging but not overwhelming. I’ve taken adult dance classes before that taught choreography that moved so slowly that I got bored. I have been meaning to sign up for an adult dance class for years now and this one is so convenient and affordable!” Ella Bowers

“I’ve loved attending and learning about different dance styles, and I believe studying dance helps my musicianship. I have also gotten to connect with faculty and staff from other departments in the CLA through this class, and it inspires collegiality at CSU… In particular, the class has given me ideas of possible faculty collaborations between music and dance that could lead to interdisciplinary arts courses.” Dr. Abigail Shupe.


Grace Gallagher

  • Assistant Professor