Undergraduate and Graduate Dance Programs & Dance Studios

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Undergraduate

ALABAMA

Auburn University
Department of Theatre, 211 Telfair B. Peet Theatre, Auburn, AL, 36849-5422; Scott Phillips, chair, [email protected]; www.auburn.edu/theatre; 334-844-4748; Offers minor in dance

The University of Alabama
Department of Theatre and Dance, Box 870239, 115 Rowand-Johnson Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0239; William Teague, chair; Christopher M. Montpetit, director, theatre management, [email protected]; theatre.ua.edu; 205-348-5283; B.A. in dance

ALASKA

University of Alaska, Anchorage
Department of Theatre and Dance, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK, 99508; Anna Owens, student info/front desk; Tom T. Skore, dept. chair; Jill Crosby, dance program coordinator, [email protected]; theatre.uaa.alaska.edu; 907-786-1792; B.A. in theater with a dance emphasis

ARIZONA

Arizona State University
School of Dance, 107A Physical Education Building East, PO Box 870304, Tempe, AZ, 85287-0304; Simon Dove, director, [email protected]; dance.asu.edu; 480-965-5029; BFA in dance


University of Arizona
School of Dance, PO Box 210093, 1713 E. University Blvd., Ina Gittings Bldg., Rm 121, Tuscon, AZ, 85721-0003; Jory Hancock, interim dean and director, [email protected]; www.cfa.arizona.edu/dance; 520-621-4698; BFA in dance and minor in dance

ARKANSAS

University of Arkansas
at Little Rock
Theatre Arts and Dance Department, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR, 72204; Jay E. Raphael, chair, [email protected]; www.ualr.edu; 501-569-3291; BFA in dance

CALIFORNIA

AMDA College
and Conservatory
of Performing Arts
6305 Yucca St., Los Angeles, CA, 90028; [email protected]; www.amda.edu; 800-367-7908; BFA in dance theater

California Institute of the Arts
Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia, CA, 91355-2397; Stephan Koplowitz, dean, [email protected]; www.calarts.edu; 661-253-7853; 800.545.2787(ARTS); BFA in dance

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Department of Theater Arts and Dance, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA, 90747; Bill DeLuca, chair, [email protected]; www.csudh.edu/theatre; 310-243-3588; B.A. in theater arts with an option in dance

California State University, Fresno
Department of Theatre Arts, 5201 N. Maple Ave., M/S SA46, Fresno, CA, 93740-8027; Melissa Gibson, [email protected]; [email protected]; www.csufresno.edu/theatrearts; 559-278-3987; Offers an option in dance

California State University, Fullerton
Department of Theatre and Dance, 800 N. State College Blvd., PO Box 6850, Fullerton, CA, 92834-6850; Bruce Goodrich, chair, [email protected]; www.fullerton.edu/arts; 657-278-3628; B.A. in dance

California State University, Los Angeles
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90032; James Hatfield, dept. chair, [email protected]; www.calstatela.edu/dept/theatre_dance/; 323-343-4110; B.A. in theater arts with an option in dance

California State University, Sacramento
Department of Theatre and Dance, 6000 J St., Shasta Hall, Sacramento, CA, 96819-6069; Linda S. Goodrich, chair, [email protected]; [email protected]; www.csus.edu/dram; 916-278-6368; B.A. in dance

California State University, San Bernardino
Department of Theater Arts, Performing Arts Building, Rm. 111, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA, 92407-2397; Kathryn Ervin, dept. chair, [email protected]; theatre.csusb.edu; 909-537-5876; Offers dance emphasis

Humboldt State University
Department of Theatre, Film & Dance, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA, 95521; Margaret Kelso, dept. chair, [email protected]; www.humboldt.edu; 707-826-3566; B.A. in dance studies (interdisciplinary)

Loyola Marymount University
Department of Theatre Arts, One LMU Dr., Foley 308, Los Angeles, CA, 90045-8210; [email protected]; www.lmu.edu; 310-338-5233; B.A. and minor in dance

Pomona College
Department of Theatre and Dance, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont, CA, 91711; Arthur Horowitz, dept. chair, [email protected]; theatre.pomona.edu; 909-621-8186; B.A. in dance

San Jose State University
School of Music and Dance, 1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA, 95192-0095; [email protected]; www.music.sjsu.edu/dance; 408-924-5041; B.A. in dance; BFA in dance; minor in dance

Santa Clara University
Department of Theatre and Dance, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, 95053-0340; Barbara Murray, chair, [email protected]; www.scu.edu/cas/theatre; 408-554-4989; B.A. in theater arts with an emphasis in dance

Sonoma State University
Department of Theater Arts and Dance, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA, 94928; Shelley Martin, performing arts program specialist, [email protected]; www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/theatre/index.shtml; 707-664-2474; Offers concentration in dance

Stanford University
Department of Drama, Dance Division, Memorial Auditorium, Rm. 144, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305-5010; [email protected] (dance); www.stanford.edu/dept/drama; 650-723-2576; Minor in dance

University of California, Berkeley
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, 101 Dwinelle Annex, Berkeley, CA, 94720-2560; Michael Mansfield, undergraduate adviser, [email protected]; tdps.berkeley.edu; 510-642-1677; B.A. in dance and performance studies

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of World Arts and Cultures, Glorya Kaufman Hall, 120 Westwood Plaza, Ste. 150, Box 951608, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1608; [email protected]; www.ucla.edu; 310-825-3951 or 310-206-1342; B.A. in world arts and cultures (concentration in dance)

University of California, Riverside
Department of Dance-109, Arts Building 121, 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA, 92521; Linda J. Tomko, chair, [email protected]; dance.ucr.edu; 951-827-3944; B.A. in dance, minor in dance

University of California, San Diego
Department of Theater and Dance, 9500 Gilman Dr. MC0344, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0344; Kyle Donnelly, head of acting; Allyson Green, dance dept. chair; [email protected]; www.theatre.ucsd.edu; 858-534-3791; B.A. in dance

University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Theater and Dance, 552 University Rd., Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-7060; Simon Williams, chair, [email protected]; www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu; 805-893-3241; B.A. or BFA in dance

COLORADO

University of Colorado
Department of Theatre and Dance, 261 UCB, Boulder, CO, 80309-0261; Kyle Neidt, academic advisor; Michelle Ellsworth, co-director (dance); Nada Diachenko, co-director (dance), [email protected]; [email protected]; www.colorado.edu/theatredance; 303-492-7355; B.A. or BFA in dance

University of Northern Colorado
School of Theatre and Dance, Frasier Hall 107, Campus Box 49, Greeley, CO, 80639; David Grapes, director, [email protected]; www.arts.unco.edu; 970-351-2930; Offers minor in dance

CONNECTICUT

Central Connecticut State University
Department of Theatre, 1615 Stanley St., Maloney Hall, New Britain, CT, 06050; Tom Callery Jr., chair, [email protected]; www.theatre.ccsu.edu; 860-832-3150; B.A. in dance

Connecticut College
Department of Theater, Palmer Auditorium, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT, 06320; Mary Lowe, [email protected]; www.conncoll.edu; 860-439-2605; B.A. in dance

Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts
Nutmeg Ballet, 58 Main St., Torrington, CT, 06790; [email protected]; www.nutmegconservatory.org; 860-482-4413; Conservatory

Trinity College
Department of Theater and Dance, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT, 06106-3100; Patricia A. Kennedy, administrative assistant, [email protected]; www.trincoll.edu; 860-297-5122; B.A. in dance

University of Hartford
Hartt School, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT, 06117; [email protected]; www.hartford.edu/hartt; 860-768-2478; BFA in dance performance or ballet pedagogy

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

American University
Department of Performing Arts, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC, 20016-8053; Caleen Jennings, co-chair, [email protected]; www.american.edu/cas/performing-arts/theatre.cfm; 202-885-3414; Minor in dance

George Washington University
Department of Theatre & Dance, 800 21st St. N.W., Ste. 227, Washington, DC, 20052; Dana Tai Soon Burgess, dept. chair, [email protected]; theatredance.gwu.edu; 202-994-8072; B.A. in dance

Howard University
Department of Theatre Arts, 2455 Sixth St. N.W., Washington, DC, 20059; Joe Selmon, interim chair, [email protected]; www.coas.howard.edu/theatrearts/; 202-806-7050; BFA or minor in dance arts

FLORIDA

Florida School of the Arts
St. Johns River Community College, 5001 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL, 32177; Patti Cason, assistant to the dean, [email protected]; www.floarts.org; 386-312-4300; A.A. in dance

Florida State University
Department of Dance, 201 Montgomery Gym, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-2120; [email protected]; dance.fsu.edu; 850-644-1023; BFA in dance
New World School of the Arts
Dance Division, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132; [email protected]; www.mdc.edu; 305-237-3582; A.A. degree in dance

Palm Beach Atlantic University
School of Music and Fine Arts & Theatre Department, PO Box 24708, West Palm Beach, FL, 33416; Mr. Josué Léon, admissions counselor, [email protected]; www.pba.edu; 561-803-2104; B.A. in dance

Rollins College
Department of Theatre and Dance, 1000 Holt Ave., Box 2735, Winter Park, FL, 32789; Jennifer Jones Cavenaugh, dept. chair; Annie Russell, producing director (theatre), [email protected]; www.rollins.edu/theatre; 407-646-2501; Offers minor in dance

University of Central Florida
UCF Conservatory Theatre, PO Box 162372, Orlando, FL, 32816; Earl Weaver, associate professor/program coordinator, [email protected]; [email protected]; www.theatre.ucf.edu; 407-823-2862; Offers minor in dance

University of Florida
School of Theatre and Dance, PO Box 115900, Gainesville, FL, 32611; [email protected]; www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance; 352-273-0500 or 352-273-0501; BFA in dance performance

University of South Florida
School of Theatre and Dance, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., TAR 230, Tampa, FL, 33620-7450; Merry Lynn Morris, theater and dance academic advisor, [email protected]; www.arts.usf.edu; 813-974-3867; B.A. in dance studies, BFA in dance performance

GEORGIA

Agnes Scott College
Department of Theater and Dance, 141 East College Ave., Decatur, GA, 30030-3797; Dudley Sanders, chair, [email protected]; www.agnesscott.edu; 404-471-6250; B.A. in dance

Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education
1695 Marietta Blvd. N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30318; [email protected]; www.atlantaballet.com; 404-873-5811, ext. 310; Conservatory

Berry College
Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Program, 2277 Martha Berry Hwy., NW, Mount Berry, GA, 30149-0309; Dr. John Countryman, [email protected]; www.berry.edu; 706-236-2289; Offers minor in dance

Brenau University
Department of Performing Arts, 500 Washington St. S.E., Gainesville, GA, 30501; Ann Demling, chair (theatre); Vincas Greene, chair (dance), [email protected] (theatre); [email protected] (dance); www.brenau.edu; 770-534-6264 (theatre); 770-534-6245 (dance); BFA in dance or dance education, B.A. in dance studies

Emory University
Theater Studies, Rich Memorial Building 230, 1602 Fishburne Dr., Atlanta, GA, 30322; Leslie Taylor, chair, [email protected], [email protected]; www.theater.emory.edu; 404-727-6751; B.A. in dance and movement studies

Kennesaw State University
Department of Theatre & Performance Studies & Dance, Wilson Building 31, Rm. 249, 1000 Chastain Rd., #3103, Kennesaw, GA, 30144-5591; Dr. John S. Gentile, chair, [email protected]; www.kennesaw.edu/theatre; 770-499-3123; B.A. in dance

Valdosta State University
Department of Communication Arts, College of the Arts, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA, 31698; Jacque Wheeler, [email protected]; www.valdosta.edu; 229-333-5820; BFA in dance

HAWAII

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Kennedy Theatre, Department of Theater and Dance, 1770 East-West Rd., Honolulu, HI, 96822; Paul Mitri, chair, [email protected]; [email protected]; www.hawaii.edu/theatre; 808-956-7677; B.A. or BFA in dance

IDAHO

Ballet Idaho Academy
501 S. Eighth St., Boise, ID, 83702; Lacey VanderBoegh, academy administrator, [email protected]; www.balletidaho.org; 208-343-0556, ext. 22; Conservatory

Boise State University
Department of Theatre Arts, 1910 University Dr., Boise, ID, 83725-1565; Carrie Applegate, administrative assistant/advising coordinator.; Marla Hansen, head of dance, [email protected] (dance); theatre.boisestate.edu; 208-426-3957 (theatre), 208-426-3568 (dance); B.A in theatre with dance emphasis, minor in dance

University of Idaho
Center for Dance, HPERD, PO Box 442401, Moscow, ID, 83844-2401; [email protected]; www.dance.uidaho.edu; 208-885-2184; B.A. in dance

ILLINOIS

Columbia College Chicago
Theater Department, 72 E. 11th St., Rm. 300, Chicago, IL, 60605; John Green, dept. chair, [email protected]; www.colum.edu; 312-369-6101; B.A. or BFA in dance

Illinois State University
College of Fine Arts, School of Theater/Dance Program, Campus Box 5700, Normal, IL, 61790-5700; Sara Semonis, head of dance program, [email protected]; www.ilstu.edu; 309-438-2850; 309-438-8021 (dance); B.A. or B.S. in dance performance or dance education

Loyola University Chicago
Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Mundelein Center, Ste. 1200, 1020 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL, 60660; Mark E. Lococo, director of theatre, [email protected]; www.luc.edu/theatre; 773-508-3830 or 773-508-7511; Offers minor in dance

Millikin University
Department of Theatre and Dance, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, IL, 62522; Laura Ledford, Chair, [email protected]; www.millikin.edu; 217-424-6282; Offers minor in dance

Northern Illinois University
School of Theatre and Dance, Stevens Building, DeKalb, IL, 60115-2854; Alexander Gelman, director, [email protected]; www.niu.edu/theatre; 815-753-1334 or 815-753-8253; BFA in dance performance

Northwestern University
Dance Program, Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center, 10 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, IL, 60208; [email protected]; www.northwestern.edu; 847-491-3147; B.A. in dance

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department of Theater and Dance, Box 1777, Dunham Hall, Rm. 1031, Edwardsville, IL, 62026-1777; Peter Cocuzza, chair; J. Calvin Jarrell, head of dance area, [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] (dance); www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/theater; 618-650-2773 or 618-650-2788; B.A. or B.S. in dance

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Dance, 907 1/2 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL, 61801; Jan Erkert, head, [email protected]; www.dance.uiuc.edu; 217-333-1010; BFA in dance

Western Illinois University
Department of Theatre and Dance, Browne Hall 101, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL, 61455; David E. Patrick, chair, [email protected]; www.wiu.edu/theatre; 309-298-1543; Offers comprehensive dance minor

INDIANA

Ball State University
Department of Theatre and Dance, 2000 W. University Ave., AC 306, Muncie, IN, 47306-0415; Bill Jenkins, chair; Andrea Sadler, recruitment coordinator, [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; www.bsu.edu/theatre; 765-285-8740; B.A. or B.S. in dance

Butler University
Jordan College of Fine Arts, Department of Dance, Lilly Hall, Rm. 50, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46208; Larry Attaway, dept. chair dance, [email protected]; www.butler.edu/dance; 800-368-6852, ext. 9346; B.A., B.S., or BFA in dance

Purdue University
Department of Theater, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, PAO Hall, 552 W. Wood St., West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2002; Joel Ebarb, chair, [email protected]; www.purdue.edu/theatre; 765-494-3074; Offers minor in modern dance

Vincennes University
Theatre/Speech/Dance & Music Department, Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, RSPAC-04/Room 105, Vincennes, IN, 47591; JoEllen Horne, performing arts secretary, [email protected]; www.vinu.edu; 812-888-5110; Certificate in dance

KANSAS

Kansas State University
Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Dance, 129 Nichols Hall, Manhattan, KS, 66506-2304; John Uthoff, director of theatre, [email protected]; www.k-state.edu/theatre; 785-532-6864; B.A. or B.S. in theatre (with concentration in dance)

University of Kansas
Department of Dance, 1301 Sunnyside Ave., Rm. 251, Lawrence, KS, 66045-3102; Michelle Heffner Hayes, chair, [email protected]; dance.ku.edu; 785-864-4264; B.A. or BFA in dance

Wichita State University
School of Performing Arts, 1845 N. Fairmount St., Box 153, Wichita, KS, 67260-0153; Linda Starkey, chair; Nick Johnson, program director of dance, [email protected]; finearts.wichita.edu/performing/index.asp; 316-978-3368; BFA in dance

KENTUCKY

Northern Kentucky University
Department of Theatre and Dance, FA-205, Nunn Dr., Highland Heights, KY, 41099-1007; Ken Jones, chair, [email protected]; www.nku.edu/~theatre/; 859-572-6362; BFA in dance

Western Kentucky University
Department of Theatre and Dance, Gordon Wilson Hall, 1906 College Heights Blvd., #71086, Bowling Green, KY, 42101-1086; Dr. David Young, dept. head, [email protected]; www.wku.edu/pcal/index.php?page=theatre-and-dance; 270-745-5845; B.A. in dance

LOUISIANA

Louisiana State University
Department of Theatre, 105 M & DA Building, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803; Kristin Sosnowsky, interim chair, [email protected]; www.lsu.edu; 225-578-4174; Minor in dance

Loyola University New Orleans
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, 312 Marquette Hall, New Orleans, LA, 70118; Cheryl Conway, office manager, [email protected]; [email protected]; www.loyno.edu; 504-865-3840; Minor in ballet

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
School of Creative and Performing Arts, 150 Central Ave., Natchitoches, LA, 71497; Scott Burrell, coordinator of theater and dance, [email protected]; theatre.nsula.edu; 318-357-6891 or 318-357-4483; B.S. in theatre (with concentration in dance)

Tulane University
Department of Theatre and Dance, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans, LA, 70118; Marty Sachs, chair, [email protected]; www.tulane.edu; 504-314-7760; B.A. or BFA in dance

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Performing Arts, McLaurin Hall, Room 109, PO Box 43690, Lafayette, LA, 70504-3690; Jennifer Potter, administrative assistant, [email protected]; www.pfar.louisiana.edu; 337-482-6357; BFA in performing arts (with concentration in dance)

MAINE

Bowdoin College
Department of Theater and Dance, 9100 College Station, Brunswick, ME, 04011-8491; Noma Petroff, dept. coordinator, [email protected]; academic.bowdoin.edu/theaterdance; 207-725-3663; Minor in dance

MARYLAND

Goucher College
Department of Dance, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Baltimore, MD, 21204; Elizabeth Ahearn, chair; Sara Thomson, dept. coordinator, [email protected]; www.goucher.edu; 410-337-6390 or 800-468-2437; B.A. in dance (with tracks in performance, dance education, dance science, dance therapy, dance administration, choreography, dance history and criticism, dance and theatre)

Towson University
Department of Dance, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD, 21252; [email protected]; www.towson.edu; 410-704-2760; BFA and in dance

University of Maryland, College Park
School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, 2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD, 20742-1610; Daniel MacLean Wagner, professor and director, [email protected]; www.tdps.umd.edu; 301-405-6676; B.A. in dance

MASSACHUSETTS

Amherst College
Department of Theater and Dance, 27 Webster Hall, Amherst, MA, 01002; Linda T. Celi, academic dept. coordinator, [email protected]; www.amherst.edu; 413-542-2411; B.A. in dance

The Boston Conservatory
Theater Division, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02215; Neil Donohoe, director, [email protected]onconservatory.edu; www.bostonconservatory.edu; 617-912-9153 or 617-536-6340; BFA in dance

Emerson College
Department of Performing Arts, 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA, 02116; Eric Weiss, performing arts admission coordinator, [email protected]; www.emerson.edu; 617-824-8780; Offers minor in dance

Mount Holyoke College
Department of Dance, 104 Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, South Hadley, MA, 01075; Terese Freedman, chair dance, [email protected]; www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/dance; 413-538-2310; B.A. in dance

Smith College
Theatre Department, Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts, Northampton, MA, 01063; Ellen W. Kaplan, dept. chair, [email protected]; www.smith.edu; 413-585-3201; B.A. in dance

Tufts University
Department of Drama and Dance, Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA, 02155; Downing Cless, chair, [email protected]; ase.tufts.edu/drama-dance; 617-627-3524; Offers minor in dance

MICHIGAN

Hope College
Department of Dance, 168 East 13th St., Holland, MI, 49423; M. Linda Graham, [email protected]; www.hope.edu/academic/dance; 616-395-7700; B.A. in dance

Michigan State University
Department of Theatre, 113 Auditorium Building, East Lansing, MI, 48824; Kirk Domer, dept. chair, [email protected]; www.theatre.msu.edu; 517-355-6690; Offers minor in dance

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Department of Dance, 3501 Dance Bldg., 1310 University Court, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2217; Samantha Strayer, administrator, [email protected]; www.music.umich.edu/departments/dance; 734-763-7558; BFA in dance

University of Michigan - Flint
Department of Theater and Dance, Theatre 238, Flint, MI, 48502-1950; Lauren Friesen, chair, [email protected]; www.umflint.edu/theatredance; 810-762-3230; B.A. in dance

Wayne State University
Maggie Allesee Department of Dance, 4841 Cass Ave., Ste. 3226, Detroit, MI, 48202; [email protected]; www.dance.wayne.edu; 313-577-4273; BFA or B.S. in dance

MINNESOTA

Gustavus Adolphus College
Theater and Dance Department, 800 W. College Ave., St. Peter, MN, 56082-1498; [email protected]; www.gustavus.edu; 507-933-7353; B.A. in dance

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Department of Theater and Dance, 201 Performing Arts Center, Mankato, MN, 56001; Paul Hustoles, chair, [email protected], [email protected]; www.msutheatre.com, www.msudance.com; 507-389-2118; B.A. in dance; B.S. In dance education

St. Olaf College
Department of Dance, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN, 55057; [email protected]; www.stolaf.edu; 507-786-3240; B.A. in dance

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Department of Theater Arts and Dance, Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN, 55455-0480; [email protected]; dance.umn.edu; 612-624-5060; B.A. and BFA in dance

Winona State University
Theater and Dance Department, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN, 55987-5838; Gretchen Cohenour, dance director; Jim Williams, chair, [email protected]; www.winona.edu/thad/; 507-457-5230; Offers minor in dance

MISSISSIPPI

University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Theater and Dance, 118 College Dr., Box 5052, Hattiesburg, MS, 39406-0001; [email protected]; www.usm.edu/theatre; 601-266-4161; B.A. in dance

MISSOURI

Avila University
Department of Theater, 11901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64145; Robert Foulk, [email protected]; www.avila.edu; 816-501-2405; B.A. in dance

Lindenwood University
Fine & Performing Arts Division, 209 S. Kings Highway, St. Charles, MO, 63301; [email protected]; www.lindenwood.edu; 636-949-4906; B.A. in dance

Missouri State University
Department of Theater and Dance, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO, 65897; Mark Templeton, managing director, [email protected]; www.theatreanddance.missouristate.edu; 417-836-4400; BFA in dance

Missouri Valley College
Division of Fine Arts, 500 E. College St., Marshall, MO, 65340; [email protected]; www.moval.edu; 660-831-4215; B.A. in dance

Northwest Missouri State University
Department of Communication, Theater, and Languages, 148 Wells Hall, Maryville, MO, 64468; [email protected]; www.nwmissouri.edu/dept/ctl; 660-562-1172; Offers minor in dance

Southeast Missouri State University
Department of Theater and Dance, One University Plaza, MS7850, Cape Girardeau, MO, 63701; [email protected]; www.semo.edu; 573-651-2149

Stephens College
School of the Performing Arts, Theater Department, Box 2077, Columbia, MO, 65215; Beth Leonard, chair, [email protected]; www.stephens.edu; 573-876-7194; BFA in dance

Washington University in St. Louis
Performing Arts Department, 1 Brookings Dr., Campus Box 1108, St. Louis, MO, 63130-4899; [email protected]; pad.artsci.wustl.edu; 314-935-5858; B.A. in dance

Webster University
Conservatory of Theatre Arts/Department of Dance, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63119; Dottie Marshall Englis, chair (theatre); Beckah Reed, chair (dance), [email protected]; [email protected]; www.webster.edu; www.webster.edu/dance; 314-968-6929; BFA in dance

MONTANA

The University of Montana
School of Theatre & Dance and Montana Repertory Theatre, PARTV Center Room 197, Missoula, MT, 59812-8136; [email protected]; www.umt.edu/theatredance; 406-243-4481; B.A. or BFA in dance

NEVADA

University of Nevada, Reno
Department of Theatre and Dance-228, Reno, NV, 89557; Rob Gander, chair, [email protected]; www.unr.edu/cla/theatredance; 775-784-6839; Offers minor in dance

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Keene State College
Department of Theater Arts and Dance, 229 Main St., Keene, NH, 03435-2407; Daniel L. Patterson, chair, [email protected]; academics.keene.edu/tad; 603-358-2162; B.A. in dance

Plymouth State University
Department of Music, Theater, and Dance, MSC 37, 17 High St., Plymouth, NH, 03264-1595; Jonathan C. Santore, Ph.D., chair, [email protected]; www.plymouth.edu/mtd; 603-535-2334; Offers minor in dance

University of New Hampshire
Department of Theatre and Dance, Paul Creative Arts Center, D-22, 30 College Rd., Durham, NH, 03824; Chris Peabody, administrative assistant, [email protected]; www.unh.edu/theatre-dance; 603-862-2919; B.A. in dance

NEW JERSEY

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers
33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ, 08901; Mandy Feiler, admissions officer, [email protected]; www.masongross.rutgers.edu; 732-932-9891 (theatre); 732-932-8497 (dance); BFA or B.A. in dance

Montclair State University
College of the Arts, Department of Theater and Dance, Upper Montclair, NJ, 07043; Eric Diamond, dept. chair; Lori Ketterhenry, dance program coordinator, [email protected]; www.montclair.edu/arts; 973-655-7343 (Mr. Diamond); 973-655-7080 (Ms. Ketterhenry); B.A. in dance education, BFA in dance.

Rowan University
Department of Theater and Dance, Bunce Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ, 08028; Elisabeth Hostetter, advisement coordinator, [email protected]; www.rowan.edu/colleges/fpa/theatre_dance; 856-256-4030; B.A. in theater with a concentration in dance

NEW MEXICO

University of New Mexico
Department of Theater and Dance, MSC04 2570, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001; William Liotta, chair; [email protected]; theatre.unm.edu; 505-277-3660; B.A. in dance



NEW YORK

Adelphi University
Performing Arts Center, Rm. 149, PO Box 701, Garden City, NY, 11530-0701; Frank Augustyn, dance chair, [email protected]; academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/pfa/dance; 516-877-4250; BFA in dance

The Ailey School
The Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 W. 55th St, New York, NY, 10019; [email protected]nailey.org; www.theaileyschool.edu; 212-405-9000; BFA in dance (with Fordham University)

Alfred University
Division of Performing Arts/Theater, Miller Performing Arts Center, 1 Saxon Dr., Alfred, NY, 14802-1232; Dr. Lisa Lantz, division chair, [email protected]; las.alfred.edu/performing-arts; 607-871-2562; Offers minor in dance

AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts
211 W. 61st St., New York, NY, 10023; David Dent Martin, artistic director, [email protected]; www.amda.edu; 800-367-7908; Two-year conservatory program in dance theatre

Bard College
Division of the Arts, Theater and Dance Program, PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 12504; [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]; theater.bard.edu, dance.bard.edu; 845-758-7970; B.A. in dance, concentrations in dance, and choreography

Barnard College
Columbia University, Department of Dance, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027; Mary Cochran, chair and artistic director, [email protected]; www.dance.barnard.edu; 212-854-2995; B.A. in dance

Cornell University
Department of Theater, Film, and Dance, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave., Ithaca, NY, 14850; [email protected]; www.cornell.edu; 607-254-2700; B.A. in dance

Dance Theatre of Harlem School
466 W. 152nd St., New York, NY, 10031; Endalyn Taylor, school administrator, [email protected]; [email protected]; www.dancetheatreofharlem.org; 212-690-2800; Certificate granting professional training program

Hofstra University
Department of Drama and Dance, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 11549-1120; David Henderson, chair; Rachel List, director of dance, [email protected] or [email protected]; www.hofstra.edu; 516-463-5444; B.A. in dance, B.S. in dance education, or minor in dance

Hunter College
Dance Program, 695 Park Ave., THH 614, New York, NY, 10021; [email protected]; www.hunter.cuny.edu/~dance; 212-772-5012; B.A. in dance

The Joffrey Ballet
434 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Fl., New York, NY, 10011; [email protected]; www.joffreyballetschool.com; 212-254-8520; Conservatory

The Juilliard School
Dance Division, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023; Lawrence Rhodes, artistic director (dance); Sarah Adriance, administrative director (dance), www.juilliard.edu; 212-799-5000, ext. 255; BFA in dance

Long Island University
C.W. Post Campus, Theatre, Film, Dance, & Arts Management, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY, 11548; Cara Gargano, [email protected]; www.liu.edu; 516-299-2353; BFA in dance
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Department of Dance, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 11201-8423; [email protected]; www.liu.edu; 718-488-1075; BFA in dance or performance and choreography, B.S. in dance or dance education

Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance
316 E. 63rd St., New York, NY, 10065; [email protected]; www.marthagraham.org/school; 212-838-5886; Non-degree program, conservatory

Merce Cunningham Studio
55 Bethune St., 11th Fl., New York, NY, 10014; [email protected]; www.merce.org; 212-255-8240, ext. 30; Non-degree program

Nazareth College
Department of Theater Arts, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY, 14618; Lindsay Korth, chair, [email protected]; www.naz.edu; 595-389-2780; Offers minor in dance


New York University
Music and Performing Arts Professions, Dance Education Program, 35 W. Fourth St., Ste. 777, New York, NY, 10012; [email protected]; www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/dance; 212-998-5400; M.A. in dance education

Purchase College
Conservatory of Dance, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY, 10577; Wallie Wolfgruber, director, [email protected]; www.purchase.edu; 914-251-6830; BFA in dance with concentration in composition, production, ballet performance, or modern performance

Sarah Lawrence College
Dance Program, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY, 10708-5999; [email protected]; www.slc.edu; 914-395-2433; B.A. in liberal arts (dance)

SUNY Brockport
Department of Dance, 350 New Campus Dr., Brockport, NY, 14420; Jacqueline Davis, interim chair, www.brockport.edu/dance; 585-395-2153; B.A., B.S., or BFA in dance

SUNY Fredonia
Department of Theater & Dance, 212 Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, NY, 14063; [email protected]; www.fredonia.edu/department/theatredance; 716-673-3596; B.A. in theater with minor in dance

SUNY Geneseo
School of the Arts, One College Circle, Geneseo, NY, 14454; [email protected]; www.geneseo.edu; 585-245-5841; Minor in dance

University at Buffalo
College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Theater & Dance, 285 Alumni Arena, Buffalo, NY, 14260-5030; [email protected]; www.theatredance.buffalo.edu; 716-645-6897; B.A. or BFA in dance

Wagner College
Theatre Department, One Campus Rd., Staten Island, NY, 10301; [email protected]; www.wagner.edu/departments/theatre; 718-390-3223; Offers minor in dance

NORTH CAROLINA

Appalachian State University
Department of Theater and Dance, PO Box 32123, Boone, NC, 28608-2123; [email protected]; www.theatre.appstate.edu; 828-262-3028; B.A. in dance

East Carolina University
School of Theater & Dance, Messick Theatre Arts Center, 1001 E. 5th St., Greenville, NC, 27858; [email protected]; www.theatre-dance.ecu.edu; 252-328-6390; BFA in dance & dance education

Elon University
Department of Performing Arts, Campus Box 2800, Elon, NC, 27244; [email protected]; www.elon.edu/perarts; 336-278-5600; BFA in dance

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC, 27402-6170; Janet Lilly, head, [email protected]; performingarts.uncg.edu; 336-334-5789; B.A. or BFA in dance

Wake Forest University
Department of Theater & Dance, PO Box 7264, Winston-Salem, NC, 27109; [email protected]; www.wfu.edu/theatre; 336-758-5294; Offers minor in dance

Western Carolina University
School of Stage and Screen, 246 Central Dr., ST233, Cullowhee, NC, 28723; Thomas Salzman, director, [email protected]; www.wcu.edu; 828-227-7491; Offers minor in dance

OHIO

Kent State University
School of Theater and Dance, B 141 Music & Speech Ctr., Kent, OH, 44242-0001; Cynthia Stillings, director; [email protected]; www.theatre.kent.edu; 330-672-2069; BFA in dance

Oberlin College
Theater and Dance Program, 30 N. Professor St., Warner Center, Oberlin, OH, 44074; [email protected]; new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/theater_dance; 440-775-8152; B.A. in dance

The Ohio State University
Department of Dance, 1813 N. High St., Columbus, OH, 43210-1266; Susan Van Pelt Petry, chair, [email protected]; dance.osu.edu; 614-292-7977; BFA in dance

Ohio University
School of Dance, Putnam Hall 137, Athens, OH, 45701-2979; [email protected]; www.finearts.ohio.edu/dance; 740-593-1826; B.A. or BFA in dance

Otterbein University
Department of Theatre and Dance, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville, OH, 43081; [email protected]; www.otterbein.edu/theatre; 614-823-1657; BFA in musical theatre (with concentration in dance), minor in dance

The University of Akron
School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration, Akron, OH, 44325-1005; [email protected]; www.uakron.edu/dtaa; 330-972-7890; B.A. or BFA in dance
University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music
Division of Dance, PO Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0003; Shellie Cash, [email protected]; www.ccm.uc.edu; 513-556-5803; BFA in dance

Wright State University
Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures, Dayton, OH, 45435; Stuart McDowell, [email protected], [email protected]; www.wright.edu/academics/theatre; 937-775-3072; BFA in dance

Youngstown State University
Department of Theater and Dance, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH, 44555-0002; [email protected]; www.fpa.ysu.edu; 330-941-3810; B.A. in dance management, minor in dance

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73106-1493; Jo Rowan, chair; Jennifer Polvado, audition coordinator, [email protected]; www.okcu.edu/dance_amgt; 405-208-5644; B.P.A. in performance or B.S. in dance management or American dance pedagogy

Oral Roberts University
Department of Communication, Arts and Media, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74171; [email protected]; [email protected] (dance); www.oru.edu; 918-495-6870; B.A. in dance performance

University of Central Oklahoma
Department of Dance, 100 N. University Dr., Box 86, Edmond, OK, 73034-5209; Jamie Jacobson, chair, [email protected]; www.uco.edu/cfad/academics/dance; 405-974-5231; BFA in dance or B.A. Ed in dance education

University of Oklahoma
School of Dance, 560 Parrington Oval, Rm. 1000, Norman, OK, 73019-3021; Mary Margaret Holt, director, [email protected]; www.ou.edu/finearts/dance; 405-325-4051; BFA in ballet pedagogy, ballet performance, or modern dance performance

OREGON

Western Oregon University
Department of Theatre and Dance, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR, 97361; Lenore Eliassen, [email protected]; www.wou.edu; 503-838-8461; B.A. or B.S. in dance

Willamette University
Department of Theatre, 900 State St., Salem, OR, 97301; [email protected]; www.willamette.edu; 503-370-6222; B.A. in theater with a dance emphasis

PENNSYLVANIA

California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Theater and Dance, 250 University Ave., Box 16, California, PA, 15419-1394; Michael J. Slavin, Chair, [email protected], [email protected]; www.calu.edu; 724-938-4220 or 4221; Offers minor in dance

DeSales University
Department of Performing Arts, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA, 18034-9568; Dennis Razze, chair (theatre); Tim Cowart, chair (dance), [email protected] (theatre); [email protected] (dance); www.desales.edu/arts; 610-282-1100; B.A. in dance

Franklin and Marshall College
Department of Theatre, Dance & Film, PO Box 3003, Lancaster, PA, 17604-3003; [email protected] or [email protected]; www.fandm.edu/theatre; 717-291-4017; B.A. in dance

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Department of Theater and Dance, 104 Waller Hall, 401 S. 11th St., Indiana, PA, 15705; [email protected]; www.iup.edu/theater; 724-357-2965; B.A. in interdisciplinary fine arts (emphasis in dance)

Marywood University
Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA, 18509; Dr. Joan McCusker, chair, [email protected]; www.marywood.edu/mtd; 570-348-6268; Minor in dance

Muhlenberg College
Department of Theatre & Dance, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA, 18104-5586; [email protected]; www.muhlenberg.edu/theatre&dance; 484-664-3335; B.A. in dance

Point Park University
Conservatory of Performing Arts, Department of Dance, 201 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222; Susan Stowe, chair; www.pointpark.edu; 412-392-3450; B.A. and BFA in dance

Seton Hill University
Theater and Dance Program, 1 Seton Hill Dr., Greensburg, PA, 15601-1599; [email protected]; www.setonhilltheatre.edu; 724-552-2900; B.A. in dance

Slippery Rock University
Department of Dance, 110 Morrow Field House, Slippery Rock, PA, 16057; Lisa Smith, dept. secretary; Ursula Payne, chair, [email protected]; www.sru.edu; 724-738-2036; B.A. or minor in dance

Swarthmore College
Department of Music and Dance, Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA, 19081; Sharon E. Friedler, director of the dance program; [email protected]; www.swarthmore.edu; 610-328 -8227; B.A. in dance

Temple University
Department of Dance, 1700 N. Broad St., Ste. 309, Philadelphia, PA, 19122; Philip Grosser, program director, [email protected]; www.temple.edu; 215-204-5169; BFA in dance

University of the Arts
School of Dance, 320 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, 19102; [email protected]; www.uarts.edu/academics/school-dance; 215-717-6577; BFA in ballet, jazz, or modern dance

Wilkes University
Division of Performing Arts, Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18766; Joseph C. Dawson, chair, [email protected]; www.wilkes.edu/pages/382.asp; 570-408-4420; Offers minor in dance

York College of Pennsylvania
Department of English and Humanities, Theater Major, York, PA, 17405-7199; [email protected]; www.ycp.edu; 717-815-1401; Offers minor in dance

RHODE ISLAND

Brown University
Department of Theater, Speech, and Dance, PO Box 1897, 77 Waterman St., Providence, RI, 02912; [email protected]; www.brown.edu; 401-863-3283; B.A. in dance

Providence College
Department of Theater, Dance & Film, 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI, 02918; [email protected]; www.providence.edu; 401-865-2327; Minor in dance

Salve Regina University
Theater Arts Department, 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI, 02840-4192; Patricia Hawkridge, chair, www.salve.edu; 401-341-3163; B.A. in dance

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia College
Department of Dance, 1301 Columbia College Dr., Columbia, SC, 29203; Wrenn Cook, chair; www.columbiacollegesc.edu; 803-786-3749; B.A. in dance or dance education with certification, BFA in dance performance and choreography, and minor in dance

University of South Carolina
Department of Theater and Dance, Longstreet Theater, Green and Sumpter Streets, Main Office, Rm. 402, Columbia, SC, 29208; Susan Anderson, director of dance, [email protected]; www.cas.sc.edu/dance; 803-777-5636; B.A. in dance

Winthrop University
Department of Theater and Dance, 115 Johnson Hall, Rock Hill, SC, 29733; Andrew Vorder Bruegge, Ph.D., [email protected]; www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/default.aspx; 803-323-2287; B.A. in dance

TENNESSEE

University of Memphis
Department of Theater and Dance, 144 Theater Communication Building, Memphis, TN, 38152-3150; [email protected]; www.memphis.edu; 901-678-2523; BFA in dance

TEXAS

Baylor University
Theater Arts Department, One Bear Place, Box 97262, Waco, TX, 76798; [email protected]; www.baylor.edu/theatre; 254-710-1861; Minor in dance

Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy
601 Preston St., Houston, TX, 77002; Stanton Welch, artistic director, [email protected]; www.houstonballet.org; 713-523-6300; Conservatory

Sam Houston State University
Department of Theater and Dance, Box 2297, Huntsville, TX, 77341-2297; Jennifer Pontius, coordinator; www.shsu.edu/~dnc_www/; 936-294-1329; BFA in dance

Southern Methodist University
Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Theater/Division of Dance, PO Box 750356, Dallas, TX, 75275-0356; Stan Wojewodski, Jr., chair; Kevin Paul Hofeditz, chair (dance), [email protected]; [email protected]; www.smu.edu/meadows/areasofstudy/theatre.aspx; www.smu.edu/meadows/areasofstudy/dance.aspx; 214-768-2558; BFA in dance

Texas Christian University
School for Classical & Contemporary Dance, TCU Box 297910, Fort Worth, TX, 76129; Ellen Page Shelton, chair, www.dance.tcu.edu; 817-257-7615; BFA in ballet or modern dance

Texas State University-San Marcos
Department of Theater & Dance, Dance Division, 178 Jowers Center, San Marcos, TX, 78666-4616; LeAnne Smith, director, [email protected]; www.theatreanddance.txstate.edu/dance; 512-245-2949; BFA in dance studes or performance/choreography, BFA in dance with teaching certification

Texas Tech University
Department of Theater and Dance, PO Box 42061, Lubbock, TX, 79409-2061; fred.c[email protected]; www.ttu.edu; 806-742-3601; B.A. in dance

Texas Woman’s University
Department of Music and Drama, PO Box 425768, Denton, TX, 76204-4254; Dr. Penelope Hanstein, chair; [email protected]; www.twu.edu/dance; 940-898-2086; B.A. in dance

University of Texas at Austin
Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts, 1 University Station, D3900, Austin, TX, 78712-0362; [email protected]; www.finearts.utexas.edu/tad; 512-471-5793; BFA in dance

University of Texas at El Paso
Department of Theater & Dance, 500 W. University Ave., FOX 371D, El Paso, TX, 79968-0549; Joel K. Murray, Ph.D, theater dept. chair; Lisa Smith, dance dept. head, www.theatredance.utep.edu; 915-747-5146; B.A. in dance with teaching certification, BFA in dance

UTAH

Brigham Young University
Department of Dance, 296 Richards Bldg., Provo, UT, 84602-6405; Marilyn Berrett, chair, [email protected]; dance.byu.edu; 801-422-5086; B.A. in dance or dance education, BFA in music dance theater

Southern Utah University
Department of Theater Arts & Dance, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, UT, 84720; [email protected]; www.suu.edu; 435-586-7746; B.A. in dance performance or education

University of Utah
Department of Modern Dance, 330 South 1500 East, Rm. 106, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112-0170; Stephen Koester, chair, [email protected]; www.dance.utah.edu; 801-581-7327; BFA in dance, minor in dance

VERMONT

Bennington College
Dance/Drama Program, 1 College Dr., Bennington, VT, 05201; [email protected]; www.bennington.edu; 802-440-4547; B.A. in dance

Middlebury College
Department of Theatre and Dance, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury, VT, 05753; [email protected]; www.middlebury.edu; 802-443-5601; 802-443-5245 (dance); B.A. in dance

VIRGINIA

College of William and Mary
Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA, 23187-8795; [email protected]; www.wm.edu/theatre; 757-221-2660; B.A. in interdisciplinary studies (combining dance and theater), minor in dance

James Madison University
School of Theater and Dance, 147 Warsaw Avenue, MSC 5601, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807; [email protected]; www.jmu.edu/theatre; 540-568-6342; B.A. with concentration in dance

Radford University
Department of Dance, PO Box 6966, Radford, VA, 24142; Margaret Devaney, chair, [email protected]; dance.asp.radford.edu; 540-831-5012; B.A. in dance, BFA in ballet or contemporary, B.S. with teacher licensure in dance education

Shenandoah University
Shenandoah Conservatory, 1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA, 22601; [email protected]; www.su.edu; 540-665-4565; B.A. or BFA in dance

University of Richmond
Department of Theatre & Dance, Modlin Center for the Arts, 50 Crenshaw Way, Richmond, VA, 23173; [email protected]; theatredance.richmond.edu; 804-289-8592; B.A. in dance

University of Virginia
Department of Drama, PO Box 400128, 109 Culbreth Rd., Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4128; [email protected]; www.virginia.edu/drama; 434-924-3326; Offers minor in dance

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Arts, Department of Dance and Choreography, PO Box 843007, 1315 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA, 23284; Dr. James Frazier, chair, [email protected]; www.vcu.edu/arts/dance/dept; 804-828-1711; BFA in dance and choreography

WASHINGTON

Cornish College of the Arts
Dance Department, Main Campus Center, 1000 Lenora St., Seattle, WA, 98121; Kitty Daniels, chair; [email protected]; www.cornish.edu; 206-726-5079; BFA in dance

Pacific Northwest Ballet School
301 Mercer St., 1000 Lenora St., Seattle, WA, 98109; Peter Boal, school director, [email protected]; www.pnb.org; 206-441-2435; Conservatory

University of Washington
Dance Program, Meany Hall, Box 351150, Seattle, WA, 98195-1150; Elizabeth Cooper, dance program director, [email protected]; depts.washington.edu/uwdance; 206-543-9843; B.A. in dance

Western Washington University
Theatre & Dance Department, 516 High St., Performing Arts Center 395, Bellingham, WA, 98225-9060; Deborah Currier, chair; Cher Carnell, associated chair; Sherena Geariety, dance program coordinator, [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; www.wwu.edu/theatre; www.wwu.edu/dance; 360-650-3876; B.A., BFA, or minor in dance

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia University
College of Creative Arts, Division of Theater & Dance, PO Box 6111, Morgantown, WV, 26506-6111; Dr. Yoav Kaddar, director of dance, [email protected]; theatre.wvu.edu; 304-293-2020; Offers minor in dance

West Virginia Wesleyan College
Department of Theater & Dance, 59 College Ave., WVWC MSC 72, Buckhannon, WV, 26201; Gregory Mach, dept. chair, [email protected]; www.wvwc.edu; 304-473-8855; Offers minor in dance

WISCONSIN

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Department of Music and Theatre Arts, Haas Fine Arts Center 156, Eau Claire, WI, 54702-4004; [email protected]; www.uwec.edu/mus-the; 715-836-4954; Offers minor in dance

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Department of Theater and Dance, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay, WI, 54311-7001; Mike Ingraham, chair, www.uwgb.edu/performarts; 920-465-2348; Offers minor in dance

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dance Program, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave., 821 University Ave., Madison, WI, 53706; [email protected]; www.dance.wisc.edu; 608-262-1691; BFA or B.S. in dance

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Peck School of the Arts, Department of Dance, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201; Ed Burgess, chair; [email protected]; arts.uwm.edu/dance; 414-229-2571; B.A. in dance, early childhood through adolescence teacher certification; BFA in performance/choreography with tracks in African diaspora or contemporary dance

University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Department of Health and Human Performance, 111 Karges, 410 S. Third St., River Falls, WI, 54022; www.uwrf.edu/csta; 715-425-3971; Offers minor in dance

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Department of Theatre & Dance, Noel Fine Arts Center, Rm. 161, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point, WI, 54481; Stephen Trovillion Smith, acting program coordinator; Joan Karlen, dance program coordinator, [email protected]; [email protected]; www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance; 715-346-4429 (theatre); 715-346-3982 (dance); B.A. or B.S. in dance

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Theatre/Dance Department, Greenhill Center of the Arts, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI, 53190-1790; [email protected]; www.uww.edu/cac/theatre; 262-472-1566; Offers minor in dance

WYOMING

Casper College
Department of Theater and Dance, 125 College Dr., Casper, WY, 82601; [email protected]; www.caspercollege.edu/theatre_dance/index.html; 307-268-2365; A.A. in dance

University of Wyoming
Department of Theater and Dance, Dept. 3951, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY, 82071-3951; [email protected]; www.uwyo.edu/th&d; 307-766-2198; B.A. in dance performance; BFA in dance performance or dance science



Graduate

ARIZONA

Arizona State University
School of Dance, 107A Physical Education Building East, PO Box 870304, Tempe, AZ, 85287-0304; Simon Dove, director, [email protected]; dance.asu.edu; 480-965-5029; MFA in dance

University of Arizona
School of Dance, PO Box 210093, 1713 E. University Blvd., Ina Gittings Bldg., Rm 121, Tuscon, AZ, 85721-0093; Jory Hancock, interim dean and director, [email protected]; www.cfa.arizona.edu/dance; 520-621-4698; MFA in dance

CALIFORNIA

California Institute of the Arts
Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia, CA, 91355-2397; Stephan Koplowitz, dean; [email protected]; www.calarts.edu; 661-255-1050; 800.545.2787 (ARTS); MFA in dance

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Dance, 1250 Bellfower Blvd., Long Beach, CA, 90840; Sylvia Rodriguez-Scholz, assistant to the chair, [email protected]; www.csulb.edu/dance; 562-985-4747; M.A. or MFA in dance

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of World Arts and Cultures, Glorya Kaufman Hall, 120 Westwood Plaza, Ste. 150, Box 951608, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1608; Angelia Leung, chair, [email protected]; www.wac.ucla.edu/; 310-825-3951 or 310-206-1342; MFA in dance

University of California, Riverside
Department of Dance-109, Arts Building 121, 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA, 92521; Linda J. Tomko, chair, [email protected]; dance.ucr.edu; 951-827-3944; MFA in experimental choreography, PhD in critical dance studies

University of California, San Diego
Department of Theater and Dance, 9500 Gilman Dr. MC0344, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0344; Allyson Green, dance dept. chair; Kyle Donnelly, head of acting, [email protected]; www.theatre.ucsd.edu; 858-534-1046; MFA in dance theater

COLORADO

University of Colorado
Department of Theater and Dance, 261 UCB, Boulder, CO, 80309-0261; Michelle Ellsworth, co-director (dance); Nada Diachenko, co-director (dance), [email protected]; [email protected]; www.colorado.edu/theatredance; 303-492-7355; MFA in dance

HAWAII

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Kennedy Theater, Department of Theatre and Dance, 1770 East-West Rd., Honolulu, HI, 96822; Paul Mitri, chair, [email protected]; [email protected]; www.hawaii.edu/theatre; 808-956-7677; M.A. or MFA in dance

ILLINOIS

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Dance, 907 1/2 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL, 61801; Jan Erkert, head, [email protected]; www.dance.uiuc.edu; 217-333-1010; MFA in dance

MARYLAND

University of Maryland, College Park
School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, 2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD, 20742-1610; Daniel MacLean Wagner, professor and director, [email protected]; www.tdps.umd.edu; 301-405-6676; MFA in dance

MASSACHUSETTS

Smith College
Dance Department, Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts, Northampton, MA, 01063; Susan Kay Waltner, director of MFA in dance, [email protected] (ms. waltner); www.smith.edu; 413-585-3201; 413-585-3236 (director); MFA in dance

MICHIGAN

University of Michigan -Ann Arbor
Department of Dance, 3501 Dance Bldg., 1310 University Court, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2217; Samantha Strayer, administrator, [email protected]; www.music.umich.edu/departments/dance; 734-763-7558; MFA in dance

MISSOURI

Lindenwood University
Fine & Performing Arts Division, 209 S. Kings Highway, St. Charles, MO, 63301; [email protected]; www.lindenwood.edu; 636-949-4906

NEW JERSEY

Mason Gross School
of the Arts at Rutgers
33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ, 08901; Mandy Feiler, admissions officer, [email protected]; www.masongross.rutgers.edu; 732-932-8497; Ed.M in dance education

NEW MEXICO

University of New Mexico
Department of Theater and Dance, MSC04 2570, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001; William Liotta, chair, [email protected]; [email protected]; 505-277-3660 (dance); M.A. in dance history, MFA in dance

NEW YORK

Purchase College
Conservatory of Dance, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY, 10577; Wallie Wolfgruber, director, [email protected]; www.purchase.edu; 914-251-6830; MFA in choreography or performance/teaching

Sarah Lawrence College
Theater Program, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY, 10708-5999; Dan Hurlin, director, [email protected]; www.slc.edu; 914-395-2433; MFA in dance

SUNY Brockport
Department of Dance, 350 New Campus Dr., Brockport, NY, 14420; Jacqueline Davis, interim chair, [email protected]; www.brockport.edu/dance; 585-395-2153; M.A. or MFA in dance

NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC, 27402-6170; Janet Lilly, head, [email protected]; performingarts.uncg.edu; 336-334-5789; MFA or M.A. in dance, M.A. in dance education

OHIO

Case Western Reserve University
Department of Dance, Mather Dance Center, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44106-7113; Karen Potter, chair; Lori Waugh, department assistant, [email protected]; [email protected]; dance.case.edu; 216-368-1491; MFA and M.A. and in dance

The Ohio State University
Department of Dance, 1813 N. High St., Columbus, OH, 43210-1266; Susan Van Pelt Petry, chair, [email protected]; dance.osu.edu; 614-292-7977; MFA or Ph.D. in dance

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73106-1493; Jo Rowan, chair; Jennifer Polvado, audition coordinator, [email protected]; www.okcu.edu/dance_amgt; 405-208-5644; MFA in dance

University of Oklahoma
School of Dance, 560 Parrington Oval, Rm. 1000, Norman, OK, 73019-3021; Mary Margaret Holt, director, [email protected]; www.ou.edu/finearts/dance; 405-325-4051; MFA in dance

PENNSYLVANIA

Temple University
Department of Dance, 1700 N. Broad St., Ste. 309, Philadelphia, PA, 19122; Merian Soto, graduate program director, [email protected]; www.temple.edu; 215-204-5169; MFA and Ph.D. in dance

TEXAS

Sam Houston State University
SHSU Dance Program, Box 2269, Huntsville, TX, 77341-2269; Jennifer Pontius, coordinator (dance), [email protected]; www.shsu.edu/~dnc_www/; 936-294-1875; MFA in dance

Southern Methodist University
Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Theater/Division of Dance, PO Box 750356, Dallas, TX, 75275-0356; Stan Wojewodski Jr., chair; Kevin Paul Hofeditz, chair (dance), [email protected]; [email protected]; www.smu.edu/meadows/areasofstudy/theatre.aspx; www.smu.edu/meadows/areasofstudy/dance.aspx; 214-768-2558; MFA in dance

Texas Woman’s University
Department of Music and Drama, PO Box 425708, Denton, TX, 76204-5708; Dr. Penelope Hanstein, chair (dance), [email protected]; www.twu.edu/dance; 940-898-2085; M.A., MFA or Ph.D.dance in dance

University of Texas at Austin
Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts, 1 University Station, D3900, Austin, TX, 78712-0362; [email protected]; www.finearts.utexas.edu/tad; 512-471-5793; MFA in dance

UTAH

University of Utah
Department of Modern Dance, 330 South 1500 East, Rm. 106, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112-0170; Stephen Koester, chair, [email protected]; www.dance.utah.edu; 801-581-7327; MFA in dance

WASHINGTON

University of Washington
Dance Program, Meany Hall, Box 351150, Seattle, WA, 98195-1150; Elizabeth Cooper, dance program director, [email protected]; depts.washington.edu/uwdance; 206-543-9843; MFA in dance

WISCONSIN

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Peck School of the Arts, Department of Dance, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201; Ed Burgess, chair; Simone Ferro, graduate program director, [email protected]; arts.uwm.edu/dance; 414-229-2571; MFA in performing arts: dance



Dance Studios

Los Angeles

3rd Street Dance, 8558 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-275-4683, [email protected]; www.3rdstreetdance.com; Over 20 years in Los Angeles. Private lessons also available. Ballroom, Latin

The Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, 5700 Corsa Ave., Ste. 106, Westlake Village, CA 91362, 818-889-1515, [email protected]; www.academyofdance.us; Preschool to professional. Also has competition squad. 30 years in Los Angeles. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Academy of Music and Dance, 72 W. Bellevue Dr., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-768-2614, [email protected]; www.pasadenadanceclasses.com; Offers dance classes, music lessons, voice and theater for ages 1 1/2 through adult, emphasizing small class sizes. Features live video feed into all classes. Also mommy-and-me classes. Other location: 3858 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 200, Pasadena, CA 91107, 626-795-0055. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater

Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center, 5015 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301, 818-991-8883, [email protected]; www.agouradance.com; Pre-dance to professional. All ages. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Alohi’s Polynesian Dance Studio, 16129 Leffingwell Rd., Whittier, CA 90603, 562-902-1090, [email protected]; www.alohis.com; Offers a variety of authentic island dances, consisting mainly of Tahitian and Hawaiian. Ages 3 and up as well as beginner classes for adults. Ongoing enrollment. Jazz, Polynesian

Anaheim Ballet School, 280 E. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805, 714-520-0904, [email protected]; www.anaheimballet.org; The resident ballet company and school of Anaheim. Beginner to professional. Offers Anaheim-based outreach program. Ballet, Jazz, Modern

Anisa’s School of Dance, 14252 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, 818-908-8008, [email protected]; www.anisadance.com; Wide variety of dance and fitness classes. All ages. Also a parent-and -me class. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Hula

The Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre & Dance School, 230 W. Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801, 626-458-1234, [email protected]; www.clarita-arteflamenco.com; All dance forms from basic to professional. Specializes in Flamenco. Ages 3 to adult. Workshops taught by international performing artists, after-school programs, and professional performance opportunities are available. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Hip-Hop, Polynesian

Arthur Murray Dance Studios, 262 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-274-8867, [email protected], www.arthurmurray.com; Private, class, and practice lessons. Other locations include: 231 1/2 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203, 818-242-5672; 5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste. 100B, Long Beach, CA 90804, 562-986-4496; 4633 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-783-2623. Ballroom, Latin

Athletic Garage, 121 Waverly Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-229-9769, [email protected]; www.athleticgarage.com; Dance and fitness classes, mostly for adults and teens, with hip-hop classes for kids. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, House, Afro-Latin

Ballet Arts School of Dance, 31308 Via Colinas, Ste. 101, Westlake Village, CA 91362, 805-495-7940, [email protected]; www.balletarts.org; Founded in 1962. Emphasis on dance as a performing art. Formed the Conejo Civic Ballet Company. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop

Ballroom Dance Academy, 817 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-467-0825, [email protected]; www.ballroomdanceacademy.com; Offers group classes as well as private dance lessons, choreography for wedding couples, dance parties, and entertainment for corporate events and private parties. Ballroom, Latin

BeSpun, 5176 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, 323-665-5856, www.bespun.com; Offers the highest-quality pole dance training for fitness & performers. Group, private classes, pole parties, and workshops available. Pole Dance, Fitness

California Dance Academy, 9759 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818-341-0525, [email protected]; www.californiadanceacademy.com; Introductory through professional level. First class is always free. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Modern, Hip-Hop

California Dance Arts & California Contemporary Ballet, 4490 Cornishon Ave., Ste. 6, La Canada, CA 91011, 818-790-7924, [email protected]; www.dancenowacademy.com; Specializing in classical and contemporary ballet, but also has adult, children, fitness, and elective classes. Also a summer program and a Career Preparatory Training Division for serious dancers. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop

City Ballet of Los Angeles School, 152 W. 11th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 323-292-1932, [email protected]; www.cityballetofla.org/theschoolb.html; Mission is to sustain a dance institution that reflects the economic and racial diversity of L.A. Work is a mixture of classical and contemporary. Tours with an urban outreach program and has a full scholarship program. Ballet, Modern, Dance History, World Dance

The Classical Ballet School, Studio 9, 5920 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367, 818-610-1091, [email protected]; www.classicalballet.com; Trains dancers in own teaching method based on Cecchetti method. Private and targeted sessions available as well as group classes from child to adult. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Conjuctive Points Dance Center, 3631 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA 90232, 310-836-3962, [email protected]; www.culvercity.com/dance/index.html; Beginner to professional. Pre-dance to adult. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Modern

Creation Station, 10746 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230, 310-839-8999, [email protected]; www.creationstationculvercity.com; Classes reflect commitment to promoting high self-esteem. Creative dance and movement program for toddlers to teens. Other CA location: 6490 Platt Ave., West Hills, CA, 91307, 818-883-8999, [email protected]; www.creationstationwesthills.com; Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Cheerleading, Musical Theater

Crenshaw Yoga and Dance, 5426 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043, 323-294-7148, [email protected]; www.crenshawyogaanddance.org; Yoga, dance, and nutrition education. Modern, African, Afro-Caribbean, Bikram Yoga, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Belly Dance, Samba, Capoeira de Angola

Dance Alive, 865 Via de la Paz, Ste. 196, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, 310-454-5335, [email protected]; www.dancealive.com; New system that focuses on “ultimate life fitness.” Trains body, emotions, and mind to work as a healthy team. Movement

Dance Arts Academy, 731 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-932-6230, [email protected]; www.danceartsacademy.com; Professional training in all dance disciplines. Also offers workshops and master classes. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, West African, Movement, Irish Step

Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center, Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367, 818-999-3262, www.mydancedimensions.com; Full-service studio offering classes for children, teens, and adults. Outreach program performs throughout the year. Two recitals a year. Summer and winter camps during school breaks. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Broadway, African, Belly Dance, Bollywood

The Dance Doctor Studio, 1440 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-459-2264, [email protected]; www.dancedoctor.com; Specializes in wedding dance preparation. Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop, Country, Belly Dance

The Dance Factory
School of Performing Arts, 28901 S. Western Ave., Ste. 113, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274, 310-519-3600, [email protected]; www.dance-factory.net; Family-oriented, positive atmosphere. Classes for the beginner through the national champion company dancer, child through adult. Yearly recital and competitive dance team. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Acrobatics

The Dance Family Studio, 25 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106, 800-363-0306, [email protected]; www.thedancefamily.com; Founders, Francisco and Stacey Martinez, head the California Ballroom Teachers Academy. Classes, boot camps, teacher training, cruises. Ballroom, Latin

Dance Forever Studio, 1611 S. Catalina Ave., Ste. L30, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, 310-540-6285, [email protected]; www.danceforeverstudio.com; Specializes in children, offers jazz and hip-hop to ages 3 and up. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-Hop

Dance Garden LA, 3407 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-660-4556, [email protected]; www.dancegardenla.com; Diverse dance forms for a diverse group of people. Specializes in Middle Eastern Belly Dance. Classes for all level and ages. Latin, Belly Dance, Afro-Brazilian, Persian, Bollywood

Dance in Motion, 22776 Ventura Blvd., Ste. B, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818-222-2085, [email protected]; www.danceinmotion.net; Classes, summer camp, dance team, wedding dance prep. Two recitals a year. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Fitness

Dance of the Divine, 2611 Beach Ave., Venice, CA 90291, 310-781-0763, [email protected]; www.danceofthedivine.org; Belly dancer Jacqui Lalita, known for her passion and playfulness, leads weekly classes to uplift and inspire. Belly Dance

Dance562, 216 The Promenade N, Ste. 310, Long Beach, CA 90802, 562-417-6112, [email protected]; www.dance562.com; Partner dance instruction and wedding first dance instruction in Long Beach and surrounding communities. First lesson free. Ballroom, Latin

Diamond Dance Academy, 24825 S. Western Ave., Lomita, CA 90717, 310-530-3400, [email protected]; www.diamonddanceacademy.com; Classes for ages 2 to 18. Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Movement

Elite Dance Studios, 29457 The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384, 661-295-7774, [email protected]; www.elitedancestudios.net; Classes for all ages and levels. First class free. Professional performance team and competition team. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop

Eleve Ballet Academy, 10604 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-384-4921, [email protected]; www.pacificartsballet.com; Ballet and creative movement in the young children’s program. Ballet for students 5 years and up in the academy program. Uses the newly developed ABT curriculum. Flamenco also offered. Ballet, Latin

Esencia Flamenca Dance Company and School, 324 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814, 562-761-1618, www.1esencia.com; Nonprofit dance company focused on promoting the art of flamenco dance and music. Latin

Fusion Studios: Dance Art Music, 22236 Palos Verdes Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505, 310-540-6401, [email protected]; www.fsdam.com; Classes for adults and children. Has annual recital, choreographer showcase, glee club, art and music classes, and a dance team. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics, Movement

Garri Dance Studio, 3715 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505, 818-846-4390, [email protected]; www.garridance.com; Established in 1958. Dance, acting, and music lessons. Ages 2 years to adult. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Hula

Genie Nakano, 12627 Manor Dr., Hawthorne, CA 90250, 310-644-1186, [email protected]; www.genieyogini.com; Genie Nakano teaches Middle Eastern–style dances and yoga. Belly Dance, Bollywood

Halau Hula a Kawika laua’o Leinani, 944 N. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, 909-396-4775, www.kawikaleinani.com; Professional, authentic Polynesian dance troupe that performs songs and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga. Hula

Heartbeat House Dance Workout Studio, 3141 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-669-2821, [email protected]; www.heartbeathouse.com; A dance workout studio offering an eclectic mix of ethnic, non-ethnic, traditional dance, fitness, yoga, martial arts, and kids classes. Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop, African

Hermosa School of Dance & Music, 1151 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, 310-318-6260, www.schoolofdanceandmusic.com; Music and dance classes. Preschool to adult. Also a competition dance team. Other location: 633 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop

Hollywood Dance Center, 817 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-467-0825, www.hollywooddancecenter.com; Ages 4 and up. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, African, Belly Dance, Irish Dance

Hollywood Dance Company, 6755 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-463-8865, [email protected]; www.hollywooddancecompany.com; Rick Heiman teaches an advanced contemporary class, Limon/Horton-based, with an emphasis on flow, musicality and moving with power. Dancers for future performance projects may be recruited from classes. Contemporary

International Dance Academy of Hollywood, 6755 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-463-8865, [email protected]; www.idahollywood.com; Classes, workshops, and a summer intensive. Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Belly Dance, Bollywood

Isabelle’s Dance Academy, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-392-3493, [email protected]; www.isabellesalsa.com; Specializes in salsa, argentine tango, and fitness pole dancing classes. Latin, Pole Dance

Katnap Dance Center, 12932 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, 310-306-7069, [email protected]atnapdance.com; www.katnapdance.com; Beginner through professional levels, special children’s program, exercise and fitness stretch. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop

Kumaras Center for the Arts & Etiquette, 1616 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506, 818-848-9333, [email protected]; www.kumarasarts.com; Dance, fitness, energy, kids classes, workshops, wedding and quinceanera prep, etiquette and summer camp classes. Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop

L.A. Dance Experience, 1941 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, 310-475-1878, [email protected]; www.ladanceexperience.com; All levels. Wedding dance prep. Parties and workshops. Ballroom, Latin

Let’s Dance L.A., 17 S. First St., Alhambra, CA 91801, 626-227-2572, www.letsdancela.com; Flexible program, pay as you go, special events, Ballroom, Latin

Long Beach Ballet Arts Center, 1122 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90807, 562-426-4112, [email protected]; www.longbeachballet.com; Comprehensive classical ballet program includes a children’s division, adult division, a professional academy, and a performing company. Ballet, Contemporary

Long Beach Dance Centre, 5107 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803, 562-438-1557, www.lbdance.com; Classes, parties, private lessons, wedding dance prep. Ballroom, Latin, Hula

Los Altos Dance Center, 5531 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808, 562-429-7486, [email protected]; www.losaltosdance.com; Classes for ages 3 to adult. Recital. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop

Los Angeles Ballet
Academy, 18138 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335, 818-780-6126, [email protected]; www.theatricsdance.com; Classes from preschool to adult. Strength building, flexibility, focus, creativity, and love of movement for boys and girls. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop

Los Angeles
Ballet School, 11755 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-488-8890, [email protected]; www.losangelesballetschool.com; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced students, ages 7 to 19. Also classes in variations, repertoire, Pilates, and men’s technique. Ballet, Jazz

Los Angeles Steppers Connection, 159 N. Market St., Inglewood, CA 90301, 310-895-5712, [email protected]; www.mylasc.com; Chicago-style stepping. Classes taught by experienced, patient instructors who have fun while teaching the class. Students learn at their own pace. Ballroom, Latin, Stepping

Lumina Academy
of Pasadena, 1054 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104, 626-296-2812, [email protected]; www.luminaacademy.com; Teaches cultural dances from all over the world taught by instructors from different countries who want to share their native culture. Ballet, Latin, Belly Dance, Country Line Dance

Marat Daukayev
School of Ballet, 731 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-965-0333, [email protected]; www.maratdaukayev.com; Serious ballet training for girls and boys in the St. Petersburg style. Ballet, Movement

Media City Ballet, 237 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, CA 91502, 818-972-9692, [email protected]; www.mediadancecentre.net; Carries the traditions of classical Russian ballet for three generations. Rooted in a 75-year legacy of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Pacific Ballet Theatre. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop

Millennium Dance
Complex, 5113 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601, 818-753-5081, [email protected]; millenniumdancecomplex.com; Professional dance center catering to the artistic community of the greater L.A. area. All levels, children to adult. Weekly master classes. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop

MNR Dance Factory, 11606 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-826-4554, [email protected]; www.mnrdancefactory.com; A place for dancers and their families to “grow up.” Also a dance team, mommy-and-me classes, and a summer intensive. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Ography Dance Studio, 6767 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 15, Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-957-1515, [email protected]; Open classes for beginners to advanced students. Hip-Hop

Pacific Studio for Dance, 1123 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91202, 818-240-2393, [email protected]; www.pacificstudiodance.com; All levels, preschool through adult. Also offers workshops and classes in guy-tech. Performance in annual concerts, National Dance Week celebrations. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop

Palos Verdes Ballet, 26 A Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274, 310-377-6663, [email protected]; www.palosverdesballet.org; All levels. Company opportunities. Adult division. Also offers pas de deux classes. Instruction by guest and master teachers as well as regular staff. Ballet

Peninsula School of Performing Arts, 2325 Palos Verdes Dr. West, Palos Verdes, CA 90274, 310-375-1398, [email protected]; www.pspadance.com; Classes and workshops for adults and children. Other location: 700 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Acrobatics

Penny Lane Dance
Academy, La Reina Place, 14622 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-981-1414, [email protected]; www.pennylanedance.com; Variety of class formats for different ages. Also offers mommy-and-me classes, pop idol classes, Pilates, adult classes, and classes for boys. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Pole Position Fitness, 3100 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90755, 526-930-1223, [email protected]; Pole and chair dance lessons on a weekly basis. Classes are extremely flexible. Pole Dance

Private Ballet
Los Angeles, 323-839-5631, [email protected]; www.privateballetla.com; Weekly group classes and private coaching available at various studio spaces in West Hollywood with director/choreographer Michael Cornell. Ballet, Contemporary

REID OLSON, 731 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-932-6230, [email protected]; www.danceartsacademy.com; Yoga, Advanced Ballet

Rosalba Belly
Dancer, 9854 National Blvd., Ste. 347, Los Angeles, CA 90034, 310-993-0250, [email protected]; www.rosalbabellydance.com; Rosalba teaches and performs at various concerts, weddings, and corporate events. Belly Dance

Santa Monica
Hip-Hop Dance, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 103 Santa Monica, CA 90405, 310-396-7479, [email protected]; www.hiphopdancer.com; Classes with Lisa Kellogg combine hip-hop with pop and street dance. Hip-Hop

A Step in Time School of Dance, 4505 Las Virgenes Road, Ste. 102, Calabasas, CA 91302, 818-880-8152, [email protected]; www.astepintimedance.com; Well-rounded education for all ages in the American Ballet Theatre curriculum. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics

Tango Academy of Pasadena, 57 Palmetto Dr., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-584-0774, [email protected]; www.tangoacademypasadena.com; Authentic Argentine Tango instruction taught exclusively by Argentine instructors. Latin

Tap Academy
Dance Classes & Studio Rentals, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-828-4904, [email protected]; www.tapacademy.bizland.com; Committed to teaching the original American art form of tap. Tap, Latin, Belly Dance

Time 4 Class, 9713 Lurline Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818-700-1756, [email protected]; www.t4cstudio.com; Dance and fitness studio that offers dance classes for ages 3 to adult and fitness classes for teens and adults. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

West Adams Studios, 1879 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018, 888-636-7456, [email protected]; www.westadamsstudios.com; Dance, fitness, and music classes. Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Burlesque

Westside School of Ballet, 1709 Stewart St., Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310-828-2018, [email protected]; www.westsideballet.com; Training in classical ballet for all ages and levels of dancers. Ballet



New York

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-405-9000, www.alvinailey.org; Founded in 1958 by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers. Today, led by Artistic Director Judith Jamison, the company is one of the most acclaimed international ambassadors of American culture, promoting the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of American modern dance. Private and group classes available. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Horton, West African, Afro-Caribbean

American Ballet Theatre, 890 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 212-477-3030, www.abt.org; One of the world’s most revered and innovative dance companies. Training combines scientific principles with elements from the classic French, Italian, and Russian schools. Ballet

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, 167 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024-1901, 212-362-6710, [email protected]; www.ballethispanico.org; Classes for ages 2 through adult. Focused on exploring, preserving, and expanding the passion and joyous theatricality of Latino dance through the work in its three core divisions: the Company, the School of Dance, and Primeros Pasos. Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro-Caribbean, Spanish

Broadway Dance Center, 322 W. 45th St., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10019, 212-582-9304, [email protected]; www.bwydance.com; Over 200 different classes weekly in a 23,000-square-foot state-of-the art facility, more than 80 members of the faculty. Classes, programs, and workshops for all ages. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Theater, African, Belly Dance

Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande, 104 W. 14th St., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10011, 212-989-6975, [email protected]; www.joaogrande.org; Classes and workshops in an ancient African martial art and dance. Capoeira Angola

Corvino Ballet, 451 W. 50th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-247-2564, [email protected]; www.corvinoballet.org; Classes, workshops, and a company. Ballet

Dance Center of New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10007, 212-625-8369, [email protected]; www.dnadance.org; Open, ongoing classes, beginner through professional levels. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop

Dance Manhattan, 39 W. 19th St., 5th Fl., New York, NY 10011, 212-807-0802, [email protected]; www.dancemanhattan.com; Private lessons, group classes, one-day crash courses and workshops, wedding lessons. Ballroom, Latin

Dance Theatre of Harlem, 466 W. 152nd St., New York, NY 10031-1814, 212-690-2800, www.dancetheatreofharlem.org; A cultural, social, and educational institution committed to providing young people of diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to receive training in classical ballet and the allied arts. Company, ensemble, school program, adult program, education and outreach program. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, African, Irish Step

DanceSport-Paul Pellicoro, 22 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001, 212-307-1111, [email protected]; www.dancesport.com; New York’s largest Latin and Ballroom studio. Private lessons, group classes, nightly practice dance parties. All levels, all ages. Ballroom, Latin

Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 201 E. 34th Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10016, 212-595-3200, www.fredastaireny.com; Other locations in Manhattan: 303 E. 43rd St., 212-697-6535 and 328 E. 61st St., 212-209-2410. Dance socially, dance for your wedding, dance competitively. Ballroom, Latin

Haila Strauss Dance, 212-388-7967, www.danceforactorsandsingers.com; Special dance workshop for actors and singers, audition preparation, private instruction, basic dance for teens. Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater

Harkness Dance Center, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128, 212-415-5500, www.92y.org/harkness; A historic home of modern dance celebrating its 75th year. Classes for all ages and levels, dance therapy, a dance education laboratory, social dance parties, and a dance festival. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Afro-Caribbean, Middle Eastern

Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, 141 W. 26th St., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10001, 212-691-5040, [email protected]; www.isadoraduncan.org; Company performs Isadora Duncan’s repertoire. Offers certification programs, teacher training, classes, and workshops for children through professional levels. Modern

Joffrey Ballet School, 434 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Fl., New York, NY 10011, 212-254-8520, [email protected]; www.joffreyballetschool.com; Founded in 1953 to develop and train professional dancers. Only school in NYC that includes serious training in both classical and contemporary ballet. Also has child and adult programs. Ballet, Contemporary, Modern

Jose Limon Institute, 307 W. 38th St., Ste. 1105, New York, NY 10018, 212-777-3353, [email protected]; www.limon.org; Rich in movement dynamics, expression, and musicality, studying the legacy of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon. Professional studies, summer programs, workshops. Ballet, Contemporary, Modern

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 W. 60th St., New York, NY 10023, 212-787-1178, [email protected]; www.manhattanmovement.com; Adult open classes in all dance disciplines as well as fitness; a children’s program of dance, movement and rhythm, fitness, music, art and martial arts for ages 6 weeks to 16 years; dance workshops and performances. Has a 160-seat theater and is the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Egyptian

Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, 316 E. 63rd St., New York, NY 10065, 212-838-5886, [email protected]; www.marthagraham.org/center; Longest continuously operating school of dance in America. Classes taught by faculty who worked with Martha Graham and who are or have been members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Professional training, independent program, open classes for pros and non-professionals, summer and winter intensive, and a teacher-training program are offered, as well as Pilates and children’s classes. Ballet

Mary Anthony Dance Theater, 736 Broadway, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10003, 212-674-8191, http://maryanthonydance.tripod.com/index.htm; Variety of classes for all levels to help you get the true education of what dance is about. Ballet, Jazz, Tap

Merce Cunningham
Dance Company, 55 Bethune St., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-8240, [email protected]; www.merce.org; Dancers are trained in the Cunningham dance technique. Open program, professional training program, or international program. Summer intensives and an educational outreach available. Also offers classes for teenagers 13-17 who have some prior dance training. Modern

The Paul Taylor School, 551 Grand St., New York, NY 10002, 212-431-5562, [email protected]; www.ptdc.org; Classes and intensives focused on the Taylor style. Modern

Peridance Capezio Center, 126 E. 13th Street, NY 10003, 212-505-0886, [email protected]; www.peridance.com; Classes and workshops for all levels and all ages. Ballet, Jazz, Theater, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, House, Funk, Tap, African, Salsa, Flamenco, Martial Arts, Body Conditioning

Razz M’Tazz Dance
Company, P.O. Box 1042, New York, NY 10009, 212-615-6475, [email protected]; www.razzmtazz.com; Workshops and classes for all levels. Latin

Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Appleby Foundation, Inc. 579 Broadway, Ste. 4B, New York, NY 10012, 212-431-8489, [email protected]; www.rebeccakellyballet.com; Besides the contemporary ensemble, there are classes for teens, intensives and workshops, youth performance program. Ballet, Contemporary

Roy Arias Dance Studios, 300 W. 43rd St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10036, 212-957-8139, [email protected]; www.ariasdancenyc.com; Open classes for all levels. Also a junior dance program. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Break Dance, Theater Dance

Sandra Cameron
Dance Center, 440 Lafayette St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003, 212-431-1825, [email protected]; www.sandracameron.com; Over 80 classes a week in social dancing from basic to advanced level. Also has master classes and workshops. Ballroom, Latin

School of
American Ballet, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-6592, 212-769-6600, www.sab.org; Official training academy of the New York City Ballet, established in 1934 by George Ballanchine and Lincoln Kirstein. The premier ballet academy in the U.S. Admission by audition only. Ballet

Shall We Dance, 137 Duane St., Ste. 5A, New York, NY 10013, 212-608-1255, [email protected];
www.shall-we-dance.com; Workshops for all levels. Ballroom, Latin

Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-874-2410, [email protected]; www.stepsnyc.com; The School at Steps offers a training program for ages 2-18, while the studio offers open classes for beginners through professionals. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Theater Dance

Stepping Out Studios, 37 W. 26th St., 9th Fl. New York, NY 10010, 646-742-9400, [email protected]; www.steppingoutstudios.com; All Latin and Ballroom styles, all levels. Open classes, workshops, once-a-month free dance parties, wedding dance instruction, an LGBT dance program, college and high school programs, competetion, and teacher training. Ballroom, Latin