Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Dance • Dance Program

Statement of Purpose

The Bachelor of Arts in Dance is for students seeking a broad and rich background in both theory and practice. The degree is designed to foster the skills, understanding, and discipline of developing dance artists. To this end, our faculty, are united in their dedication to teaching each student as an individual. Our performance-based curriculum includes intensive training in ballet, modern/contemporary dance, and dance composition; complemented by improvisation, dance history, kinesiology, pedagogy, Hip Hop styles, African American concert dance history, Jazz and diverse performance experiences. As we strive to educate, inspire, and motivate, our nurturing, yet rigorous, environment offers our dance majors many opportunities to develop their unique potential. Our graduating students leave prepared technically and creatively to pursue work in dance and related areas.

Our program is committed to fostering a full experience for each of our students. We mindfully respect and value students of every race/ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, body type, political view and religion. Each of our student’s unique experiences, beliefs and values brings an awareness and consciousness that contributes greatly to our community of learners. We are continuously evolving our program, policies, and practices to ensure that all individuals are supported, nurtured, and thriving.



IN THE NEWS                                           

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Graham Technique Leaps Into "Spring Dance Theatre"

Katie Munder and fellow dance majors learned an energy-fueled piece with the help of Dance Kaleidoscope.

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alvin rangel Assoc. Professor Shares His Journey from Aerospace
to Choreography

Alvin Rangel-Alvarado, associate professor of dance, grew up in Puerto Rico and wanted to become an aerospace engineer.

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dance studentsWhy Introverts Make Great Dancers

Catie Robinson,  a dance major, recently wrote this article for Dance Magazine, on introverts in the dance industry. 

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Gladys Kares with dance studentsInspiring Dancers for Decades:
Gladys Kares
Takes Her Last CSUF Curtain Call  

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Courtesy of the OC Register

California State University, Fullerton has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance since 1982.
For more information: National Association of Schools of Dance, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA  20190-5248   |   EmailOpens in new window  • NASD WebsiteOpens in new window

Land Acknowledgement
The  Department of Theatre and Dance acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation.We pay our respects to the Indigenous land caretakers past, present, and emerging. For more information please visit the  Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe website

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