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Department of Dance

» Welcome to the Department of Dance!

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Chapman University's Department of Dance offers a strong professional training program with high-calibre productions and all the benefits of a small university.

Chapman Dance Programs

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


Talent, innovation, and artistry come together in every Chapman dance student performance!

Dance Center renderingComing May 2022: A New Home for Dance

Our new state-of-the-art dance facility 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 >>

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