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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 BA program. 
  • In your sophomore year you can choose to apply to the BFA program or continue in the BA 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!

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Students walking downstairs to the first level of the Dance Center.A New Home for Dance

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

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

Learn more about our new Dance Center >>

Related Programs

BA in Dance

Dance Minor

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Consistently named one of the best college dance programs in the United States.

2023-24  Best College Dance Program by DanceUS.org

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