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 are only viewable from on campus.)

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

2018 Spring MFA Formal Informal Dance Concert
Audition Application
Performance Contract

2018 BFA Dance in Concert: Variance
Audition Application
Performance Contract

2018 Fall CSULB Dance in Concert: Fusion
Performance Contract




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 CSULB Catalogue
Choreographer/Composer Info Form
Enrollment Services Forms (including withdrawal and late registration forms)
Extra Unit Petition
Grade Option Change Request
Graduation Request- Graduate
Music Licensing for your Choreography
Variance: BFA Concert Call for Choreography
119/319 & 499/599 Policies Statement
119/319 Registration Petition
499/599 Directed Study Agreement
499/599 Demo in a Technique Class Agreement


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.