Dancers rehearsing in CART dance studio.

Dance Days

You love to dance. You’d rather dance than do just about anything else. Yet you wonder how you can turn dance into a ‘career’ in dance.  Dance Day introduces college-bound students to Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The event features dance technique and creative process classes, workshops and panels, and a concert featuring our award-winning student performers showcased in choreography by faculty and guest artists. Participants hear a College of the Arts overview; learn about auditioning; take an optional campus tour; and see a performance by our students. Learn the steps to becoming a Montclair State University dance major and turning that experience into a life in the arts.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming In-Person Dance Day Performances

Friday November 19th, 2021 at 1pm
Friday April 8th, 2022 at 1pm

These free Dance Performances will be held at the Alexander Kasser Theater following all COVID safety protocols. To help protect the health and safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, patrons are required to wear masks at all times for all performances.
All visitors must be masked and show proof of vaccination or a negative rapid or PCR COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include a physical vaccine card with your name on it, or on your mobile phone a digital photo of your vaccine card, or the record of your vaccination displayed via the approved state app Docket, or another official vaccine record. If you are feeling unwell, experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, or come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 up to 14 days before a performance, please stay home.
Here is a link to MSU’s Policies and Protocols regarding COVID-19
These guidelines may evolve depending on health and safety recommendations. Please check for the latest guidance.

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Contact Jeff Wingfield ( ) with any questions about these performances.

Upcoming Virtual Dance Day Events

Saturday, December 4th, 2021 10am-2pm
Saturday, April 23,  2022 10am-2pm (Registration Opens December 15th)

Join us for a virtual event to get to know the Montclair State Dance programs! You will take two online classes with Dance faculty, and join in workshops and panels about being a student in dance.
10:00 – 10:30 am Welcome and Introduction to the program
10:30 – 11:30am Zoom Dance Technique class or Parent’s Q&A session
11:45 -12:45pm Zoom Creative Process class
1:00 – 2:00 pm Audition Process class or Current Students Q&A panel
At the end, we will share a link to watch our students in performance!
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Contact Professor Kathleen Kelley
Life Hall

*Schedule subject to change