Dance Overview

Dance at Colorado State University

Welcome to CSU Dance, where we offer an extensive dance training program that prepares majors for professional careers in dance related fields. Dance students explore the many possibilities for movement expression, along with creative and scholarly examination, in a challenging and supportive environment. In addition to regular training in classical and contemporary dance techniques, the curriculum requires performance, choreography, pedagogy, production, and theoretical coursework. Numerous performance opportunities include four main stage productions each year, and regular guest artist residencies and masterclasses.

Students across the university are encouraged to​ enroll in dance technique courses, space permitting. Any student enrolled in a dance technique class is eligible to audition for a role in a dance performance. Auditions are held each semester. Come join the dance community at CSU!

Admission to Colorado State University and admission to the dance major is competitive and therefore it is important to apply early. Students are allowed to double major in dance and other disciplines.


Dance Concert Performance Photo

Why Dance at CSU?

  • Diverse faculty with expertise and qualifications on national and international levels
  • Comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on career preparation in a liberal arts setting
  • Experiential coursework and leadership opportunities including supervised teaching, direction, choreography, and performance
  • Individualized mentorship from faculty and
    fellow students
  • Live musical accompaniment for technique classes
  • Exceptional guest artist residencies and masterclasses with world-renowned artists from companies such as Compagnie Käfig, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Keigwin + Company, Parsons Dance, and more