Theater and Dance

Actors jump in the air on stage during a theater performance


Performances, dates, times, and venues are subject to change.  Please watch this page for announcements of any changes, or join our e-news mailing list for information to be delivered directly to your inbox.


Whether it’s a Balanchine ballet, or breaking, locking, and popping, CSM’s Dance Ensemble performs a variety of pieces to appeal to all lovers of dance. Directed by Joanne Lunsford, the dance ensemble presents two performances each year, which may include traditional ballet alongside modern styles such as hip hop, contemporary, and jazz dance.

CSM’s dancers come from diverse backgrounds and experiences ranging from credit students on the path to professional dance careers to community members with strong regional experiences in dance studios and theaters. In addition to their practical experiences in ensemble rehearsals, CSM’s dancers receive intensive instruction in method classes in ballet and contemporary dance.

Theater and dance performances take place at the La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school age and below/CSM students and staff with ID.

Upcoming Events

A play by Sarah Slack and Sydney Mitchell

"Family may be found in the strangest places. A group of young assault survivors leans on each other in their healing journeys. Little do they know, their beloved therapist, who founded and leads the group, has motives that shroud his dark past."

Oddments was written by CSM student Sarah Slack and CSM alumna Sydney Mitchell. The production is directed by the playwrights.

Fridays, March 4 and 11, and Saturdays, March 5 and 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, March 6 and 13, at 2 p.m.

presented by the CSM Dance Ensemble, dance classes, and community partners.

Students and community members in CSM’s dance program, directed by new dance instructor Mary Chase, will present a performance celebrating different aspects of JOY in dealing with the current pressures of life.

Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Notice

Maintaining a safe working and learning environment is part of our college community’s social contract. Masks are optional. When possible, it is recommended to maintain six feet of physical distancing. This helps prevent the spread not only of COVID-19, but other airborne illnesses. Learn more at

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