• Performing in a crosswalk near campus, Chapman dancers use everyday places as performance spaces.
  • Dance student performing at Chapman University
  • Dance students rehearsing at Chapman University
  • Dance student performing at Chapman University
College of Performing Arts

Department of Dance

» Welcome to the Department of Dance!

The Department of Dance provides a strong professional training program with high-quality productions and all the benefits of a small university.

The Department of Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Dance Programs

You can choose from a pre-professional BFA in Dance Performance or a more broad-based B.A. in Dance. Both degrees provide excellent preparation for entering the professional dance world or graduate school. We also offer a Dance minor.

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Tour the Department of Dance

Dance student rehearsing at Chapman University

We welcome potential students and their families to tour our facilities. As class schedules allow, tour guests will also be able to observe a class.

Prepare Your Application

Applicants to the B.A. in Dance program must complete the Common App and Creative Supplement. All Dance majors begin in the B.A. program and can audition for the BFA program while a Chapman student.

Learn More About the Admission Process >>


Attend a College of the Performing Arts Event

Dance students performing at the Musco Center. Our events calendar includes upcoming events from Chapman’s College of the Performing Arts.

Contact the Department of Dance


(714) 516-5223

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