• A studio in the new dance center
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Sandi Simon Center for Dance

» Sandi Simon Center for Dance

We’re committed: committed to our students, committed to dance and committed to making sure our students have access to the best dance facilities.

That’s why we’re building a brand-new dance center.

Anticipated to open in fall 2022, the new, state-of-the-art Sandi Simon Center for Dance will support the vibrant dance community at Chapman. You’ll practice, perform, and choreograph in one of several large studio spaces. The new facility also features classrooms, study spaces and a student lounge.

Here’s what you can expect:

Lower Level

Outer facade of the dance center

The lower level is where you’ll take classes, get one-on-one instruction and connect with faculty and guest artists.

Lower-level facilities:

  • A dedicated training room for treatment and rehabilitation with our qualified personnel
  • Two classrooms
  • A small studio for small groups and one-on-one instruction
  • A conference room
  • A faculty studio
  • Faculty offices

Upper LevelA hallway in the dance center with a view of a studio

The upper level is where you’ll practice and take classes. There’s also a student lounge where you’ll be able to hang out with your classmates, do homework or just relax.

Upper-level facilities:

  • Five studios, all larger than 2,400-square-feet, with sprung floors, Apple TVs, mirrors, state-of-the-art AV equipment and performance lighting
  • Performance studio for small concerts and master classes
  • A student lounge with a terrace


The Sandi Simon Center for Dance will be located in the historic Villa Park Orchards packing house, near the Hilbert Museum of California Art and next to The K residence hall.

Building on Local History
Our dance center may be brand new, but believe it or not, it has a rich history in the local area. Learn the story behind the Sandi Simon Center for Dance in this blog post.

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(714) 744-7040

Admission Questions
(714) 516-5223

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