Dance at Western

What moves you

Dance majors at WWU are celebrated for their individuality and varied interests within the field of dance and beyond, and are challenged to discover their own artistic voice as performer, choreographer, and scholar.

Dancers at Western engage in a rigorous physical and intellectual understanding of movement art.  Today’s dancers are making and changing history as they reflect on the role of dance in our society through a multi-faceted lens.

WWU Dance majors are contributing to contemporary thinking about dance and art making through in-depth study of dance technique and performance, somatic practices, anatomy and kinesiology, choreography and creative process, dance history, career preparation and entrepreneurial skills, and interdisciplinary study.

Auditions for Winter Dances are Thursday, September 29 at 6:15 p.m.

Audition information

Students collaborate with faculty and internationally known guest artists. They are immersed in the rigor of practice, with both physical and intellectual approaches to artistic process.  

The College of Fine and Performing arts offers opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Students from Music, Theatre and Visual Art innovate together through collaborative projects.

We offer progressive approaches to physical and creative practice to support thinking artists and artistic thinkers that are ready to “make waves” in the field of dance.