The Dance Center at CSULB

Interactive Map of the Campus: Look for the 360º images of the Dance Center located on the northernmost part of the map!

Dance Studios:

The Dance Center at CSULB boasts seven spacious dance studios. Each studio is equipment with ballet bars, advanced audio and video capabilities, and tons of natural light. Studios 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 have Marley Dance Flooring and Studios 5 & 6 have hardwood to allow for dance forms like Hip-Hop which may require shoes. Studio 5 is the only space allowed for tap dancing. The dance studios are available for rentals.

Studio 3 Performance Space:

Studio 3 is equipped with LED Stage Lighting and multiple cameras for streaming of informal performances. This space also includes white sound panels that are appropriate for projection work. Studio 3's Performance Space is ideal for students and faculty presenting works in progress or hosting informal dance concerts.

Studio 7's Classroom:

Studio 7 offers both a classroom and studio space for classes that are equal parts lecture and movement. With a built-in smart audio/video system integrating a bright HD projector, Studio 7 offers a wonderful learning environment for our Dance Science and Music for Dance classes.  

Traditional Smart Classroom:

A traditional Smart Classroom for lecture classes.

Pilates Lab:

Our Dance Science track has a Pilates Lab where students can exercise and learn about the body.

These spaces are available for rentals.

Contact: Sylvia Rodriguez-Scholz 
Rental Coordinator
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Phone: (562) 985-2024 |

With a capacity of 230 seats and a large stage perfect for dance, the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater is the ideal location for intimate dance performance opportunities, film screenings, or meetings/presentations.

Other Amenities:

  • Green Room for performers
  • Large dressing rooms for men and women
  • Two star dressing rooms
  • Clean and expansive lobby
  • State of the art video projection and sound

Located on Atherton Street, between the Walter Pyramid and Carpenter Performing Arts Center. 

This space is available for rentals.

Contact: Stephanie Losleben 
Technical Director 
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Phone: (562) 985-4293 |

CSULB Dance majors/minors have access to our Dance Clinic and the support of Head Athletic Trainer John Siegel. The Dance Clinic facility provides students with space and equipment for injury prevention through conditioning and strength training. In addition, John provides an array of services including injury and illness prevention and wellness, emergency care, examination and initial diagnosis, therapeutic interventions, and facilitation of rehabilitation of injuries. The Dance Clinic offers students the opportunity to train (both indoors and outdoors) on the following equipment:

  • One Balanced Body Pilates reformer 
  • 2 Cadillac reformers 
  • Many different ellipticals 
  • Free weights & machine weights 
  • Foam rollers & TheraBand's 
  • Ice baths for legs & full-body 

Students can schedule appointments with John Siegel to: 

  • Learn how to use the Dance Clinic equipment 
  • Get Muscle release work 
  • Cupping  
  • Exercise & Nutrition Plans 
  • Get taping and/or wrapping done on injuries 
  • Getting extra help from the university (i.e. Health Services, CAPS, etc.)

Contact: John Siegel
Head Athletic Trainer
Schedule Varies
(562) 985-7076 |


The Dance Center Computer Lab provides high powered iMac computing and software for students to access for various coursework. On top of printing and archive services, the Computer Lab offers evening hours to allow for a safe and quite space for studying after classes end.

Resources include 15 27" iMacs, a Midi keyboard/Mic to work with Logic Pro for music making and sound design, the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Premiere, AfterEffects, Illustrator, Audition), Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office, High Speed Internet, and much more. Lecturer workstation connected to two HD Video Monitors for classes.

Contact: Gregory R.R. Crosby
Technology and Media Advisor
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
(562) 985-4879 |

The Costume Shop in the Dance Department is a professional workspace dedicated solely to the design and creation of dance costumes. This space is not shared with any other artistic department at CSULB. The shop also houses a beautiful Costume Stock of over twenty years of built dance costumes. Students have the opportunity to take a Costume Design for Dance class to learn design, collaboration, and hand and machine sewing skills. There is also the opportunity to work under the Shop Manager and Designer to help create the shows for stage while learning valuable sewing and design skills. The Costume Shop elevates the level of production here at CSULB. This shop not only serves as a way to bring ideas to life on stage, but also as a laboratory for students to learn what it is like to work with a professional designer and costume shop.


Current Students, Staff & Faculty Costume Rental


Contact: Kelsey Vidic
Costume Shop Manager
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
(562) 985-5960 |

The Dance Center also includes a fully functioning recording studio to support students and faculty in their creative endeavors.

Contact: Dr. Don Nichols
Music Director
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
(562) 985-7079 |