Past Concerts & Events

2017

OneBeat Session: Rapid Music Creation, Composition, and Performance

NOTE: Dance, theatre, and music students interested in participating in this session should come to the Organ Recital Hall at 2 p.m. OneBeat brings powerful cultural diplomacy to CSU, Fort Collins Oct. 16-20 In a partnership with the Music District and several local community organizations — including Colorado State University’s School of Music, Theatre and [...]

Dance Master Class: Martha Graham Dance Company

The MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY has been a world leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Today, the company is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists. During its 90-year history, the company has received acclaim from audiences and critics in more than 50 countries.


Professional Development for K-12 Teachers: Summer Seminar

Leading dance movement educators and education specialists from CSU and the region come to the University Center for the Arts for an intense week in early summer to explore how we can bring more movement into our K–12 classrooms.


Spring 2017 Dance Capstone Concert

Dance majors present their capstone work in a dance concert featuring over thirty students. Dance majors Devon DeSpain, Chloe Milton, and Ashley Shute present their capstone work in a dance concert featuring over thirty students. Come see the next generation of talented dance artists!

Spring 2017 Dance Concert

The Spring Dance Concert, featuring guest, faculty, and student choreography, is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the best dance in Fort Collins. This concert features Mikhail Fokine's The Dying Swan, performed by special guest artist, Ms. Sharon Wehner, principle dancer of the Colorado Ballet. Sharon Wehner Sharon Wehner is originally from San Jose, [...]

Dance Master Class: Indian Dance, Bollywood

Ranjani Vedanthan leads the CSU community in an Indian Dance Master Class focused on Bollywood style.


Dance Master Class: Oriental Dance with Seemie Xavier

Seemie Xavier is based in Aurora, and performs and teaches Oriental dance and Bollywood dance in the metro Denver area and along the Front Range.


Dance Master Class: Ghana, African Dance and Drums

Join CSU Dance for a master class presented by Maputo Mensah. Mr. Mensah was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, in a family of professional musicians and dancers. By the age of five he was dancing and drumming with his family, and by the age of ten he was teaching and performing these traditional Ghanaian arts professionally.


Dance Master Class: Oriental Dance with Seemie Xavier

Oriental dance master classes taught by Seemie Xavier DANCE MASTER CLASS SCHEDULE Tuesday, March 28: 11:10 a.m. - 12:50 p.m., University Dance Theater Wednesday, March 29: 9-10:40 a.m., Dance Studio 101 Seemie Xavier is based in Aurora, and performs and teaches Oriental dance and Bollywood dance in the metro Denver area and along the Front [...]

Dance Master Class: Indian Dance, Bharatanatyam

Ranjani Vedanthan leads students in an Indian Dance Master Class focused on Bharatanatyam style.


Dance Master Class: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrates excellence in dance. The company provokes thought and inspires impassioned performance with the finest dancers in a full range of disciplines. They perform for audiences worldwide, educate, cultivate talent, and champion diversity as America's original multi-cultural dance company. This master class is free and open to all dance majors, CSU students, and the public [...]

Master Class: ILLSTYLE & PEACE PRODUCTIONS

These thrilling hop-hip dancers put on an astonishing display of rhythm and precision while delivering a positive message. Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural, Philadelphia-based dance company founded in 2000 by Brandon “Peace” Albright. The company creates work rooted in contemporary, West African, old school & new school hip-hop blended with an eclectic mix [...]

FOLKLORICA Master Class

The FOLKLORICA Master Class, lead by Sara Roybal, is possible by a grant awarded to CSU Dance for diversity dance training. Sara Roybal received her Masters of Fine Arts in Dance with a secondary emphasis in Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Currently she is an independent artist focused on choreographing in [...]

Spring 2017 Visit and Audition Day for Prospective Dance Students

Dance major and scholarship auditions for prospective students (High School seniors and transfer students) are held during the Fall Visit Day (Nov.) and the Spring Visit Day (Feb.).

2016

2016 Fall Dance Capstone Concert

The semester’s Dance Capstone Concert features the outstanding choreography and performances of four senior dance majors, Lauren Kotre, Devyn Lee, Katie McClendon, and Aminta Remisosky.

2016 Fall Dance Concert

With Special guest Ormao Dance Company The concert features guest artist-in-residence, Jan Johnson, choreographer and artistic director for the Ormao Dance Company. Enjoy an extraordinary evening of innovative contemporary and classical dance for all ages, presented by dance faculty, students, and our guest artist.

Fall 2016 Visit and Audition Day for Prospective Dance Students

Dance major and scholarship auditions for prospective students (High School seniors and transfer students) are held during the Fall Visit Day (Nov.) and the Spring Visit Day (Feb.).

Guest Artist Residency with Janet Johnson

Non CSU Dance Majors are required to register in advance. Click here to register. There is a $10 fee due at the start of class (please bring cash only to the start of class). The residency will run from Oct. 17 - 21.  She will teach master classes daily: Advanced Modern, M/W/F, 11 a.m. - [...]

Lincoln Center Dance Series Master Class with MOMIX

This master class is a wonderful educational opportunity at the University Center for the Arts, followed by an amazing and inspirational performance at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center later that evening. The 90 minute class begins with a traditional ballet barre warm-up, followed by MOMIX-inspired work in center, then finishing with a short Q/A and photo session.This class [...]

Carl A. Bimson Humanities Endowment Seminar: Dance/Movement Education

Integrating Comprehensive Skills into The K-12 Curriculum. Join leading dance movement educators and education specialists from Colorado State University and the region to explore how we can bring more movement into our K–12 classrooms.

Alumni Dance Concert

Former dance majors return to share their performance and choreography in an electric evening of innovative dance presented by CSU dance alumni guests. For a complete schedule of events, including master classes, lecture/presentations, and panel discussions, click here. For more information about the Alumni Dance Celebration, as well as a list of alumni biographies, click here. A Gala Reception follows [...]

Alumni Dance Master Classes, Lectures/Presentations

Featuring CSU Dance Alumni and Guests. CSU dance alumni from across the country return to share their teaching and related career expertise in master classes and lectures/presentations. The daily discussions are FREE and open to the public. For more about the Alumni Dancers who will be performing and teaching the master classes, click here. Schedule of [...]

Master Class with Northwest Dance Project Sponsored by the Fort Collins Lincoln Center Dance Series

The master class focused on choreography is open to public; non-CSU dance majors should register through Linda Parent. Sponsored by the Fort Collins Lincoln Center Dance Series. www.nwdanceproject.org NOTE: The master class time has been changed to 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Studio 101

2016 Spring Dance Concert

This concert marks the year’s culmination of dance, performance, and passion for creative movement. With many original works, the concert features the work of dance faculty, students, and special guests in a variety of styles, including classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, hip-hop, and tap.

2016 Spring Dance Concert

This concert marks the year’s culmination of dance, performance, and passion for creative movement. With many original works, the concert features the work of dance faculty, students, and special guests in a variety of styles, including classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, hip-hop, and tap.

Spring Dance Tea 2016

For what has become a spring tradition, join us for this informal performance event featuring Colorado State University dance majors. Refreshments and performance are free and open to the public.

Master Class with Body Traffic Sponsored by the Fort Collins Lincoln Center Dance Series

The master class is open to public; non-CSU dance majors should register through Linda Parent. www.bodytraffic.com

2015

Dance Major Capstone Concert

Graduating dance majors showcase their choreography, performance, and production talents in the dance major student capstone event. With over thirty dancers, musicians, designers and technicians contributing, this innovative program promises an exciting look at our up-and-coming performing artists. This fall features dance majors Alex Ader, Kayla Banks, and Bonnie Tomson.

VERB Ballets Master Class Series

Stephaen Hood is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a B.F.A. in Ballet Performance.He has been studying dance and has trained at numerous ballet institutions such at Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet, Rock School For Dance Education, and the University of The Arts in PA as a Ballet Major. He has also trained in a vast amount of studies [...]

Master Class with Ballet Hispanico Sponsored by the Fort Collins Lincoln Center Dance Series

Since its inception in 1970, Ballet Hispanico’s contemporary repertory has reflected the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures. Led by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the Company’s multifaceted performances have featured beloved master works by Nacho Duato and Talley Beatty, cutting-edge premieres by Cayetano Soto and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and live music accompaniment by renowned artists such [...]

Colorado Dance Education Conference


Lecture and Demonstration: Mystical Abyss – Theatre of Yugen

Part dance, part theatre, part CG animation, Mystical Abyss is a visually striking live performance piece infused with the potent elegance of Japanese Noh theatre and the raw athleticism of modern dance. Written by legendary Bay Area Playwright John O'Keefe, Mystical Abyss brings together ancient stories & legends from Japanese Jomon culture and Native American [...]

Summer Dance Seminar: Bimson Humanities Endowment Seminar for K-12 Educators

Colorado K-12 educators are invited to the Colorado State University campus to participate in a week long seminar with university faculty and guest speakers. Colorado K-12 educators are invited to the Colorado State University campus to participate in a week long seminar with university faculty and guest speakers. A $300 honorarium is being offered to each participant.


Theatre Guest Professional Series: Karen Federing

Currently Director of Production at Colorado’s own Central City Opera since 2002, Karen Federing will be in residence at CSU to share an open master class with students at the University Center for the Arts, which is also open to the public. She has worked in a variety of production and administrative roles at such [...]

Spring Dance Concert

As the culminating dance performance of the school year, the concert features the creativity of dance faculty, students, and special guests in a variety of styles. This concert features Artist-in-Residence Taipei (AIR Taipei) in Taiwan.


Spring Dance Tea

Featuring CSU Dance Majors, the tea is an informal performance event showcasing the Ballet Repertory Ensemble, the Tour Dance Company, and selected student work. Refreshments will be served.

2014

2014 Fall Dance Concert

Enjoy an extraordinary evening of innovative contemporary and classical dance presented by dance faculty, students, and guest artists.