• A bright, open hallway in the Sandi Simon Center for Dance.
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Sandi Simon Center for Dance

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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’ve built a brand-new dance center.

The new, state-of-the-art Sandi Simon Center for Dance supports 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:

Level OneStudents in a dance class.

This level houses the main performance studio, which can be transformed into a black box theatre for intimate performances. It also includes a tap studio and training room.

Level One facilities:

  • A large, rounded, 2,770 square-foot studio with a sprung floor, piano for class accompaniment, high ceilings, mirrors and state-of-the-art sound system that can be transformed into a black box theatre for small concerts. As a theatre, this 62 x 29-foot area houses retractable bleachers with seating for roughly 100, a cyc, wings with light towers, and state-of-the-art theatre lighting controlled from the lighting booth above the studio.
  • Maple-floored tap studio
  • Meeting room
  • Faculty offices
  • Training room for treatment and rehabilitation with our qualified personnel
  • Lobby/Lounge


Level TwoStudents walk from the loft down stairs to level two and one.

This upper level is where you’ll train in one of four studios.

Level Two facilities:

  • Four large studios with sprung floors, high ceilings, Apple TVs, mirrors, pianos for class accompaniment and state-of-the-art sound systems.
  • Balcony area and seating for students to relax and view activity in the department from many vantage points.


Level Three/LoftStudent lounge space in the Sandi Simon Center for Dance.

This third level houses classrooms, a dedicated quiet space, kitchenette and eating area, and a multi-functional loft area that can be transformed for many different uses.

Level Three facilities:

  • Classrooms
  • Kitchenette with refrigerators, microwave ovens, and eating area
  • Loft area for students to do homework, eat or relax

Tour the Department of Dance

Prospective students and their families can register for an in-person or virtual tour of the Department of Dance. The 45-minute tour includes a look at our brand new Sandi Simon Center for Dance, including dance studios, classrooms and performance spaces. Learn more and register below.

In-person Dance Tours

Virtual Dance Tours

Or check out our self-guided virtual tour

See more of the dance center right now with this 360-degree virtual tour.

Launch Sandi Simon Center for Dance


The Sandi Simon Center for Dance is located on N. Cypress Street in the historic Villa Park Orchards packing house, 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.
Photos: Eric Staudenmaier

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