Current Students
For Our Students

As a student in the UCI Department of Dance, you are part of the outstanding legacy and potential that define our program. In 1965 our founding chair Eugene Loring and a small group of committed faculty had the vision to create a graduate dance program that has achieved national and international recognition.

Today, the life of the dance department reflects the research and preservation of dance history, the exploration of choreography in the present, and the cutting edge technology of the future. As a dance student at UCI, you are central to our commitment to dynamic and progressive education.

Useful information for dance students at UCI:

Pictured: New Slate, 2017. Photo by Skye Schmidt.

Undergraduate Survival Tips

You've discovered the survival tips for UCI Dance majors! By this point, you have tombé pas de bourrée'd through the audition and you are now ready to piqué arabesque through the door of life as a student. This page collects tidbits of knowledge that will be especially useful for new students.

Graduate Students

Our graduate dance students come to UCI with a variety of career goals in mind. Much of your future success will depend on the expertise and interests you bring to graduate school. Graduate study builds on your existing strengths as it educates you in new areas.

Student Links

These links will help you navigate the system at UCI and the Department of Dance.