2003-04 College Guide to the Performing Arts: Dance Departments, 2003-04

The following is a list of selected dance departments at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States offering degrees or certificates. Those that are members of NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance) are listed as such. Schools are listed alphabetically within each state.

Back Stage sent out questionnaires to schools that were listed in our 2002 guide and additional names that we found in the NASD directory. If the school did not respond to the questionnaire, we placed an asterisk (*) next to its name, denoting the fact that information is from the 2002 listing. Listings for schools that have advertisements within this section include website, department chair, and degrees offered. For those that also include a theatre emphasis, see the preceding list. For more specific information, contact the schools directly.

The National Association of Schools of Dance, founded in 1981, aims to "develop a closer relationship among schools and programs of dance for the purpose of examining and improving practices and professional standards in dance education and training." NASD is located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, phone (703) 437-0700, email: [email protected], website: www.arts-accredit.org.


Auburn University

Department of Theatre

211 Telfair B. Peet Theatre

Auburn, AL 36849-5422

(334) 844-4748/fax (334) 844-4939

Email: [email protected]

University of Alabama

Department of Theatre and Dance

Box 870239

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0239

(205) 348-5283/fax (205) 348-9048

Email: [email protected]


*University of Alaska, Anchorage

Department of Theatre and Dance

3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 786-1792/fax (907) 786-1799

Email: [email protected]


Arizona State University

Department of Dance

P.O. Box 870304

Tempe, AZ 85287-0304

(602) 965-5029

Email: [email protected]


University of Arizona

Division of Dance

Gittings Bldg. #121

PO Box 210093

Tucson, AZ 85721-0093

(520) 626-8030/fax (520) 621-6981



University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Theatre Arts and Dance Department

2801 South University Ave.

Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 569-3291/fax (501) 569-8355

Email: [email protected]


California Institute of the Arts

School of Dance

24700 McBean Parkway

Valencia, CA 91355-2397

(661) 253-7898/(661) 253-1562


California State University, Fresno

Department of Theatre Arts

5201 N. Maple M/S SA46

Fresno, CA 93740-8027

(559) 278-3987

California State University, Fullerton

Department of Theatre and Dance

800 N. State College Blvd.

PO Box 6850

Fullerton, CA 92834-6850

(714) 278-3628/fax (714) 278-7041

Dept. Head: Susan Hallman

Degrees: B.A. in Dance


California State University, Long Beach

Department of Dance

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840-7201

(562) 985-4748/fax (562) 985-7896


California State University, Los Angeles

Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

5151 State University Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90032

(323) 343-4110/(323) 343-5567

Email: [email protected]

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