• 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!

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.

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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.


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Coming Fall 2021: A New Home for Dance

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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.

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Tour the Department of Dance

students seated on floor around instructorProspective students and their families are invited to tour our facilities. As class schedules allow, tour guests may also be able to observe a class.

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How to Prepare Your Application

common app logoApplicants to Dance program at Chapman must complete the Common App and Creative Supplement. All Dance majors begin in the BA program and can audition for the BFA program while a Chapman student.

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Program Questions
(714) 744-7040

Admission Questions
(714) 516-5223

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Named one of the Best College Dance Programs in the United States!