Admittance to the Theatre Arts program is not dependent on an audition.


Admittance to the Dance program is not dependent on an audition.

For all-new Dance Majors and Minors

Welcome Dance majors and minors! The faculty, staff, and students are very excited to meet you!  

Spring 2024 Dance Orientation and Advising will now take place on January 31, during class time for DANC 170 between 12:00-1:40 p.m.

Please contact Associate Professor of Dance, Ray Tadio, with questions or to sign up for a spot.


Dance Major & Minor FAQs

Q: What can I expect at the Dance Orientation and Advising?

A: Everyone in attendance will take a short technique class in modern and jazz dance.  Please come dressed to dance! Dance footwear (jazz shoes, ballet shoes, etc.) is optional but encouraged.  Students interested in enrolling in DANC 275: Modern Dance II or DANC 376: Jazz Dance III concurrently with DANC 170 will be given recommendations for placement.

Q: What classes should I enroll in?

A: All new and prospective Dance majors and minors must enroll in DANC 170: Integrated Dance Technique. DANC 170 meets (times TBD). You may enroll in any appropriate dance technique courses if registered in DANC 170.

Q: Should I wait until Fall 2024 to take DANC 170?

A: DANC 170 is the gateway course for the Dance major and minor. Ideally, students should enroll in the course their first semester on campus.

Q: The system will not let me enroll in DANC 170. What should I do?

A: If you are having trouble enrolling in DANC 170, please contact Professor Ray Tadio at

Q: I have not officially declared a Dance Major or Dance Minor. What should I do?

A: Register for DANC 170, attend Dance Orientation and Advising on the Saturday before classes start. Many students can change their major or minor through the SFSU Student Center.

Q: Who should I contact for advising or other questions about the Dance Major or Dance Minor?

Please contact Associate Professor of Dance, Ray Tadio,

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