Office in University Center for the Arts, Room 120
(970) 491-5529
SMTD@colostate.edu
dance.colostate.edu

Professor Emily Morgan, Director

Welcome to CSU Dance, where we offer a collaborative dance training center that prepares majors for professional careers in dance related fields. Dance students explore the many possibilities for movement expression, along with creative and scholarly examination, in a challenging and supportive environment. In addition to regular training in classical and contemporary dance techniques, the curriculum requires performance, choreography, pedagogy, production, and theoretical coursework. Numerous performance opportunities include four main stage productions each year, and regular guest artist residencies and masterclasses.

Students across the university are encouraged to audition for placement in performances and dance classes. Auditions are held each semester. Come join the dance community at CSU!

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 masterclasses with world-renowned artists from companies such as Compagnie Käfig, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Keigwin + Company, Parsons Dance, and more 
  • Community partnerships with the Fort Collins Lincoln Center and Poudre School District
  • Travel opportunities for majors to attend Colorado Dance Education Organization, National Dance Education Organization, and the American College Dance Association conferences
  • World-class facilities and immersive arts environment in the University Center for the Arts
  • Excellent general education at a premier research university ranked in the top tier of the nation’s best universities (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Ability to double major or minor in a variety of other disciplines to enhance career prospects
  • Alumni achievements in dance performance, teaching, choreography, arts advocacy and management, theatrical production, fashion design, exercise science, physical therapy, business, education, and somatic practices

Majors