Yes. Proper attire should allow for viewing alignment of the body. Ballet students should wear a black leotard (women) or black tank top (men), and pink/black tights. Ballet shoes with elastics are required, with hair neatly secured away from face/neck.
For all other technique courses students should dress in all black. Fitted athletic wear (no logos) is appropriate. Please contact your instructor for requirements individual to the class (such as tap shoes, etc.)
Every Dance major is assigned a Dance Department adviser who is available to assist students in choosing the appropriate course(s) to enroll in based on student study plan and goals. Students are assigned an adviser based on their last name. Dance Adviser Assignments for Fall 2017 are:
|Student Last Name||Adviser|
|A through H||Jae Lee,
|I through Q||Mark Tomasic,
|R through Z||Vanessa Van Wormer,
It is up to the student to arrange to meet with your adviser at the beginning of every semester to discuss your individualized plan. Every dance major should fill out a Dance Major Guidance Form available in the Dance Department.
Our Department has a variety of travel study tour options. Our performance ensembles Global Motion World Dance Company and Synapse Contemporary Dance Theater have toured throughout California and Mexico for more than 30 years, with recent performances in Beijing, China; Bracciano, Italy, and Santiago, Chile.
Students can also experience dance in New York City by enrolling in Dance in NYC.