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!
Ashley Garcia - undergraduate advisor for BFA & BA majors
Karen Clippinger - undergraduate advisor for BA Dance Science
More information on undergraduate advising can be found here.
Colleen Dunagan - graduate advisor
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
Other Photographers of the past five years:
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
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: email@example.com
Auditions for 2014-15 Department of Dance and College of the Arts will take place Monday, March 24 from 1-3 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 6 pm on Thursday, March 20. 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 and on this website by 4 pm on Friday, March 21. Scholarships are merit based, and all students auditioning must currently have a cumulative 3.0 CSULB grade point average.
2014-2015 Scholarship Application
Audition Procedures and Policies
Explanation of Scholarship Audition Procedures and Policies Pro
Upcoming Master Classes & Guest Lecturers:
Summer Lee Rhatigan, February 18: Ballet 2, Ballet 3/4
Past Master Classes: See Student Handbook
Senior Seminar Students
Frequently Used Forms:
Agreement for Directed Study 499/599
Agreement for Directed Study 499/599 (Demo in a Technique Class)
Change of Major Form
Enrollment Services Forms
Extra Unit Petition
Grade Option Change Request
Steps in Filing for Graduation for Undergraduates:
-Graduation Request- Undergraduate
Graduation Request- Graduate
Late Registration Request
Medical Withdrawl Petition
Policies Statement for 119/319 & 499/599
Production Unit Details for Fall 2013
-Owed Production Units for Fall 2013
Student Learning Outcomes relating to the Bigger Picture
119/319 Registration Petition
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 will be posted as they come.
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.