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Department of Dance

BFA in Dance Performance

» Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance

Train to become a professional dancer and/or choreographer in our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance program! You'll enjoy all the benefits of a liberal arts university while pursuing balanced training in multiple techniques, as well as the creative process of choreography and the fundamentals of dance theory, history, science and pedagogy.

  • All dance majors begin in the B.A. program. 
  • In your sophomore year you can choose to apply to the BFA program or continue in the B.A. program.

Admission and Tours

Admission to the Department is very competitive to support personalized education and ample opportunities for students. You can find more details on our page about applying to the Dance program or check out the curriculum on our catalog page.

Want to learn more about Chapman? We are always available for tours and information sessions. We’d love to meet you!

Virtually Tour the Department of Dance

Register for a virtual tour of the Department of Dance. The 45-minute tour includes a look at our facilities, including dance studios, classrooms and performance spaces.

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Dance Center renderingComing Fall 2022: A New Home for Dance

Our new state-of-the-art Sandi Simon Center for Dance will include:

  • Five dance studios, including a performance studio
  • A dedicated health clinic
  • Student lounge
  • Classrooms, rehearsal studios and all the other facilities a top dance program needs and deserves.

Learn more about our new Dance Center >>


Related Programs

B.A. in Dance

Dance Minor