Welcome to the
UW Dance

The Dance Program at the University of Washington, housed in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, offers a dance major, dance minor and a highly competitive and innovative M.F.A. program. The undergraduate program serves up to 40 dance majors, 90 minors, seven graduate students, and over 1,000 non-major students who enroll in dance courses each quarter.
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UW junior Denny Le was sixteen when he got hooked on live  musical theater. He went to see In The Heights at Seattle’s 5th  Avenue Theater and was mesmerized. “I was astounded by...
Two pairs of dancers watch from upstage in a spacious Meany Hall rehearsal room as a third, downstage couple moves in tandem. The woman rises over the man — suspended briefly as if in slow motion —...
University of Washington professor Hannah Wiley founded Chamber Dance Company in 1990 as the mainstay of a new Master of Fine Arts degree in dance. Her plan was for MFA candidates -- all professional...

Upcoming Performances

Dance Faculty 2014
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts // Jan 23 to Jan 25
Showcasing original choreography by our nationally and internationally recognized faculty, this popular concert features advanced dance students, faculty and guest artists. With an array of... Learn more»
 Mike O'Neal, Jr.'s "Reflection" Dance Majors 2014
Meany Studio Theatre // Mar 4 to Mar 8
Experience Contemporary Dance from a fresh and youthful perspective! Enjoy the exuberance as UW Dance Majors express their creative voices through every aspect of dance–from choreography to... Learn more»
Megan Brunsvold's "she and him", MFA Concert 2014
Meany Studio Theatre // May 13 to May 17
Treat yourself to a performance of original choreography created by our world-class MFA candidates.  Working with highly trained dance students, they demonstrate their professional expertise... Learn more»


Jan 23
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts // Tickets: 206-543-4880 // Jan 23 to Jan 25
Mar 04
Meany Studio Theatre // Tickets: 206-543-4880 // Mar 4 to Mar 8
May 13
Meany Studio Theatre // Tickets: 206-543-4880 // May 13 to May 17