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The Rod Harris and Jane Slusarski-Harris Scholarship Encourages CSU Dance Students’ Thirst for Excellence

Rod Harris and Jane Slusarski-Harris continue their support of student work in the dance program at Colorado State University with The Rod Harris and Jane Slusarski-Harris Dance Scholarship. “Dance brought much to our lives: discipline, artistic expression, and physical accomplishment,” said the couple. “These are vitally important in a dance career, and equally valuable in […]


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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Host 2024 Inaugural Wellness Week

The School of Music Theatre and Dance hosted an inaugural Wellness Week, April 8th – 12th. Hosted by SMTD’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) committee, this week-long event included a plethora of activities designed to increase mindfulness, self-care, and community building. Staff, students, faculty, and community partners collaborated to provide opportunities for discussion, reflection, and […]


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Moving Through Parkinson’s Announces Series

  Wednesday March 27th 2:15-3:30pm Class with Kristin Hapke, (Occupational Therapy Doctorate Candidate, Certified in LSVT BIG, Pilates and Movement Analysis) will teach a movement class to enhance our function, coordination and fun in our daily lives. Kristin will incorporate her expertise as a tenured dance professor and Pilates instructor, along with her occupational therapy […]


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Interspecies Journey: A residency with unlikely partners

The Colorado State University Dance and Equine Sciences programs collaborated for a week in the Fall of 2023 to find connections and intersections between dance/arts and work with horses to enhance each other’s practices, learning, and research. These unlikely partners came together to find new ways of listening and discovery across disciplines.

Guest artist JoAnna Mendl Shaw and The Equus Projects were invited to work with students and faculty in residence. In the studio and the arena, they explored a common language, physical dialogue, and ways to honor and give voice to humans and equines.


Body/Speak builds an inclusive dance community

Body/Speak is a community concert featuring guests from colleges, universities, and dance companies across the region who join CSU Dance for an evening of diverse dance genres. The aim is to support artists and build networks within the Colorado and Wyoming dance communities.

At the end of the showcase, participants are invited to collaboratively create an ‘Instant Dance’ together as an opportunity to truly dance together, in the same piece instead of simply on the same stage!


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CSU Dance Faculty and Students Present at the 2023 NDEO Conference

CSU Dance students, alumni, and faculty at the 2023 NDEO conference Caitlynn Doyle, Gracie Cooper, Vi Myers, and Q at the 2023 NDEO conference 2023 NDEO Presenters Jacqueline Urquidez, Vi Myers, and Liam Teagarden Colorado State University dance faculty and students engaged with colleagues, dance instructors, educators, and community members at the 2023 National Dance […]


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Moving Through Parkinson’s Dances Across Europe with CSU Dance Faculty Lisa Morgan

The Center for Healthy Aging featured CSU Dance Faculty Lisa Morgan in a recent article on Moving Through Parkinson’s tour through Austria and Poland. Read more about the CSU dance program that inspired the development of similar programming at some of the European sites here: Moving Through Parkinson’s dances across Europe- Center for Healthy Aging


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Celebrate! CSU recognizes dance professor Grace Gallagher

Each year, Colorado State University celebrates the teaching, research and service achievements of CSU students, alumni and friends, academic faculty, administrative professionals and classified staff as part of the Celebrate! Colorado State Awards. CSU Assistant Professor of Dance Grace Gallger received the Emerging Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The award was given in recognition of a relatively new […]