Dance, B.F.A. Major

Who says your dance dreams can’t be your career? The Dance major is designed to prepare you for just that.

At a glance

As a CSU dance student, you’ll explore possibilities in movement expression, along with creative-and-scholarly examination, in a challenging, supportive environment. In addition to regular training in classical and contemporary dance techniques, the curriculum requires performance, choreography, improvisation, pedagogy, production, and theoretical coursework. Numerous performance opportunities include main-stage productions each year, and regular residencies and masterclasses by guest artists. The B.F.A. with a Dance Education concentration will prepare you to teach dance in schools, studios, and within the community.

Degree typeBachelor of Fine Arts
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Liberal Arts
Audition required?Yes
Accelerated option?No
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Dance Education

Dance Education is designed to prepare you to teach in schools, dance studios, and the community at large, with field experience in all three areas. Each of the classes involves supervised teaching, giving you extensive professional experience while in still the program. 

Some Career Options

Your B.F.A. in Dance will give you extensive training for four years in ballet and technique, along with intense study in performance, choreography, and teaching methodologies. You’ll graduate ready to join a company, dance in theatre or musical productions, and, if you concentrate in Dance Education, teach or own a school. Students in the fine arts degree program find careers in companies and productions all over the world.

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Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

For additional opportunities, please reach out to:

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance recruiter at or (970) 821-5276 (Text friendly. Please include your/the student’s full name in the message.)

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Want a more in-depth look at this major? Take a look at the program website to learn more.