Dance Degree at Colorado State University

Colorado State University offers a rigorous classical and contemporary dance degree culminating in a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. The 120 total credit dance major requires a strong physical and mental commitment and an eagerness to learn and improve.

Dance Degree Focus Areas:

Our B.A. in Dance offers intensive training in dance performance, choreography, and pedagogy. Dance major course offerings continue to evolve to best prepare students for life after college. Daily technique classes in classical and contemporary forms are aimed at achieving advanced level performance and artistry. Opportunities for students to apply theoretical knowledge in tangible ways, such as performance of repertoire, supervised teaching, direction and choreography for concerts, are abundant. Beginning freshman year, students are eligible to perform in our four, annually produced dance concerts. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is comprised of esteemed faculty and administrative and production staff, all dedicated to supporting student education in the arts.

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.

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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 master- classes with world-renowned artists from companies such as Compagnie Käfig, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Keigwin + Company, Parsons Dance, and more