Columbus State University and the College of the Arts have been at the core of the Uptown Columbus evolution. Our community has awakened to myriad educational opportunities provided by CSU as it continues to enhance and establish world class programs in the academic fine arts. The Schwob School of Music, and the Departments of Communication, Art, and Theatre have flourished with the ability to attract world-class faculty and talented enthusiastic young students from all over the globe. DANCE was the missing link. So with the full support of the college administration and the vision of a few community activists, the CSU Dance Program was initiated.
With the generous establishment of the endowed Vicki Jiles Flanagan Distinguished Faculty Chair in Dance, CSU was able to embark on a national search for the recipient of this position, and has now begun a MINOR IN DANCE in the fall of 2016. It is the vision of our donors and the university's administration that our Dance Minor will shortly lead to a Dance Major Program and will in the not too distant future create a self-sustaining Department of Dance within the CSU College of the Arts.
A Board of Advisors has been organized to assist the Dance Minor Program in fulfilling its mission, provide counsel and advice on important strategic issues, and help build the financial resources necessary to reach its priorities and goals. This group is dedicated to giving our regional arts-active teenagers comprehensive choices when making their application decisions.