WWU Dance Program
Department of Theatre and Dance
Welcome from the Associate Chair
We are very pleased to celebrate our third year of the merger of Dance with Theatre to create the Department of Theatre and Dance, a collaboration that has significantly strengthened both areas. Our growth continues to be amazing - we currently have 40 Dance majors and 47 Dance minors, and the year 2012-2013 holds many incredible opportunities in both performance and curriculum for our students. Featured performances for the season include Fall Into Dance, the Liz Gerring Showcase, our Faculty Dance Concert, the wildly popular quarterly Cabaret, and our BFA Capstone Concert. Check out or 2012-2013 Calendar of Events to see the whole line-up from the Department of Theatre and Dance.
As is true of dancers the world over, passion and dedication are the norm for both our faculty and our students. Additional energy and enthusiasm contributions come from frequent master teachers and guest artists. We pride ourselves on offering dance opportunities for all students, from beginners to pre-professional, and the multiple perspectives that dance education illuminates.
Department of Theatre & Dance
Coordinator of Dance
Mission of the Dance Department
The faculty and staff of the theatre and dance department are committed to a liberal arts approach to performing arts education while maintaining a balance of both academic and practical approaches to the arts of theatre and dance. We believe strongly in the value of academic rigor, which in turn supports and maintains productions and projects of the highest standards. We promote a global, diverse and collaborative view of performing arts education, and strive to train artistic leaders in their chosen disciplines who will further contribute to the craft.