Department of Dance Office: DC-S131     Phone: 562-985-4747     Fax: 562-985-7896

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Student Life

Welcome to the new Student Life page!  This page has been created as a resource for CSULB Dance Majors looking for information to help navigate through life in the Dance Center.  Not only can you find information regarding concert and BFA auditions, scholarships, upcoming master classes and workshops, and the student organization CSULB Dance Collaborative, but you can find also find links and/or downloads to important and frequently used documents.  This page is still evolving, so please send any feedback to Gregory Crosby or Andy Vaca

So, take a look, and enjoy Student Life at CSULB Dance!


Concert Photography and Video

Past concert photography can be purchased in the Computer Lab. Photos taken by photographers other than Gregory R.R. Crosby need to be purched through said photographer's websites.

Download Photo Order Form
Photo Galleries

Concert Videography:
Video Duplications can be ordered in the Computer Lab when accompanied with a signed copy of the Video Duplication Request form.

Video Duplication Request Form


CSULB Dance Collaborative
Dance Collaborative Logo
CSULB Dance Collaborative is the dance major and minor student organization.  All students in the Department are automatically members of CSULB Dance Collaborative. The organization sponsors master classes and workshops as well as fund-raising and social events for majors and minors.  CSULB Dance Collaborative is funded by CSULB Associated Students and is obligated to comply with A.S. regulations.

To find out when we are meeting next or what event is coming up, visit The CSULB Dance Collaborative Webpage, if you have questions or want to find out more ways you can get involved e-mail:



Performance Auditions/Concert Contracts

Concert Contracts:

Please bring a copy of your Faculty Concert application to each of the Faculty auditions you attend. The office will make free copies for you once you fill out one application. Leave the Audition Number blank until you receive your number at your first audition (which you will keep and use for each audition). Turn the number back in at your last Faculty audition. If cast in a dance, bring a signed copy of the Faculty Concert contract to your first rehearsal or meeting.

2015 Fall Faculty Audition Applications

2015 Fall Faculty Concert Contract




Auditions for 2015-16 Department of Dance and College of the Arts will take place Monday, March 16 from 11:00am-12:40 pm in Studio 3. Students applying must present a no-more-than two-minute solo in a genre/style that he/she believes will best present his/her technical expertise, artistic ideas and aesthetic, and expressive abilities. Below is the application which must be completed and turned into Prof. Andy Vaca in his mail basket no later than 1:00 pm on Friday, March 13. Do not staple pages of the application together, simply bind with a paperclip or binder clip. Make sure your name is on each page of the application. Scholarship audition order will be set by Prof. Vaca according to degree plans, so BFA students will audition in a block, BA students will audition in a block, and BA Dance Science students will audition in a block. Audition order will be posted on bulletin boards on Monday, March 13. Scholarships are merit based, and all students auditioning must currently have a cumulative 3.0 CSULB grade point average.

2015-2016 Scholarship Application
Audition Procedures and Policies
Explanation of Scholarship Audition Procedures and Policies Pro



Student Activities

Upcoming Master Classes & Guest Lecturers:
Summer Lee Rhatigan, February 18: Ballet 2, Ballet 3/4
Past Master Classes: See Student Handbook

Senior Seminar Students




Student Resources

Frequently Used Forms:

Application to Audition for BFA Program
Agreement for Directed Study 499/599

Agreement for Directed Study 499/599 (Demo in a Technique Class)
CSULB Catalogue
Choreographer/Composer Info Form
Enrollment Services Forms
Extra Unit Petition
Grade Option Change Request
Graduation Request- Graduate
Late Registration Request
Medical Withdrawl Petition
Music Licensing for your Choreography
Policies Statement for 119/319 & 499/599
Withdrawl Petition
119/319 Registration Petition


Healthy Living

The transition to college and and serious Univeristy-level training in Dance can be stressful and difficult to manage at times.  The Department of Dance and CSULB are dedicated to helping students through tough transitions and issues, and your instructors and the Dance Clinic are wonderful aids in guiding students toward pinpointing the proper resources that can help them lead happier and more successful college experiences.

Proper diet and exercise can often be diffiicult to gauge and implement in a dance program, especially when students live in the dormitories for the first time or are spending many hours of the day away from home.  Healthy meal planning is one of the most challenging aspects of life in the Department of Dance, and it is essential for students in order to be active learners and participants in classes and rehearsals.  Unfortunately, eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa are often byproducts of life in the professional and collegiate world of dance, as well.  The Department of Dance in conjunction with CSULB Dance Collaborative will be presenting information to students regarding these issues this year, and all students are encouraged to take advantage.  Additionally, students seeking guidance or information regarding healthy life choices, nutrition, or eating disorders should drop by the Dance Clinic, and are encouraged to speak with Head Athletic Trainer John Siegel regarding these and any other health issues.

Some helpful resources on the CSULB campus.  Click on the service to be directed to their page on the CSULB website:

  • Counseling & Psychological Services: 562.985.4001  (24-hour access to a counselor is available by phone)
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs: 562.985.2520
  • LGBT Resource Center: 562.985.4585
  • Student Health Center: 562.985.4771
  • Student Recreation & Wellness Center: 562.985.0775
  • University Police: 562.985.4101
  • Women’s Resource Center: 562.985.8576

Work Opportunities

Work Opportunities will be posted as they come.

Mail Boxes

Mailboxes for all dance majors and minors are located in the east end of the Dance Center, next to Studio 3 on the first floor.  Please notify the Department of Dance Office Staff if a box needs to be labeled for you.  Students should check mailboxes daily because important information is distributed through the mailbox system within the Department. 


Lockers in the Dance Center locker/dressing rooms are available to all students enrolling in dance courses, and students may arrange for locker assignments in the Dance Department Office.  Lockers must be rented each semester.

Earning DANC 499 Credit for a Directed Study

A student may work with a CSULB instructor to design an independent project or execute research of an advanced nature in an area of dance.  Directed studies may be designed for 1-3 units, depending upon the nature of and time necessary for the study.  All Directed Studies must be approved—instructor/mentors must fill out the Agreement for DANC 499/599 form and submit to the Chair for approval.  Permission to enroll will be granted by Sylvia Rodriguez-Scholz after approval by the Chair.

Transfer of Summer Dance Classes

Students who plan to transfer dance courses from any summer session must get the approval of a CSULB advisor or the Department Chair before the summer class is taken.  Classes taken elsewhere frequently do not equate to CSULB dance major classes in units, hours and/or content.  It is the student's responsibility to request equivalency evaluation before taking the class.  The department is not responsible for transfer of course work taken without consultation and approval.