Congratulations to the 2020 graduates in the Department of Dance - Ava Collins, Alyssa Felmann, Faith Jacobs, and Campbell Pergamit.  Find out more about these outstanding artist-scholars here.  And to all our dance majors, thank you for your hard work and resilience this year.  The faculty is incredibly proud of all that you've accomplished.


Open enrollment for the 2020-21 school year has ended.  You are still welcome to submit an application here.  We will consider late applicants on a first come, first serve basis if we have openings with no existing waitlist.  If you have any questions, please email us at 

The Contra Costa School of Performing Arts Dance Department is a pre-professional training program that believes dance is a vital mode of inquiry, which provides young artists with the tools to think critically and creatively about the world around them.  We are rooted in a core curriculum of classical ballet, modern, and contemporary techniques, complemented by courses in improvisation, composition, repertory, dance history, and somatic movement practices.  


Emphasizing a strong technical foundation, but also imagination, intuition, and experimentation, our goal is to provide students with a rigorous and well-rounded arts education, preparing them for a professional dance career or post-secondary study in dance.