Columbus State University Announces New Dance Minor Program

Spring Swing Dance Party Planned to Raise Funds

- Columbus State University’s College of the Arts is adding a new dance minor program to its curriculum, and a Spring Swing dance party is being planned to raise money for the new program.

Dance lovers from all over the region are invited to dance the night away under the stars to the rhythm of The 10:30 Band while celebrating the new dance program. CSU’s Spring Swing is scheduled for Friday, April 29 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Woodruff Park in downtown Columbus. Admission is $10 at the gate. All proceeds benefit CSU’s new dance minor program.

"The addition of dance to our curriculum broadens the opportunities for students to receive training in the arts while enhancing the complexity and quality of our musical theatre productions,” said Richard Baxter, dean of CSU’s College of the Arts. “This program adds to the vibrancy of the College of the Arts, and our faculty and students are most appreciative of the donors who made this possible." Officials hope to expand the new program to eventually be a major in dance housed in its own Department of Dance.

Columbus State University College of the Arts has been at the core of the Uptown Columbus evolution. The community has seen the steady growth of educational opportunities as CSU continues to establish and enhance world-class programs such as the Henry and Joyce Schwob School of Music, the Bo Bartlett Center, and the departments of communication, art and theatre. Continuing the growth at the RiverPark campus in Uptown Columbus, CSU College of the Arts is expanding its course offerings with the announcement of a Minor in Dance.

Tickets for the Spring Swing may be purchased at the Springer Box Office or by calling 706-327-3688. To find more information about the new Dance Minor at CSU, please contact Dr. Larry Dooley, chair of the Department of Theatre at 706-507-8402.