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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Students interested in dance classes at the UW may have a hard time choosing. There’s ballet and modern, jazz and tap, salsa and cross-cultural studies…the list goes on. It wasn’t always this way....
After two decades as a performer and five years of studying and teaching dance, Wilson Mendieta is moving into the director’s chair. This fall, the triple-threat UW lecturer will take over the...
By Juliet McMains July 23rd 2015 Partnered social dancing has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity over the past decade as more and more people recognize its social, physical, and emotional benefits....

Upcoming Performances

Joseph "jo" Blake in Sokolow's "Going"   Photo: Steve Korn
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts // Oct 15 to Oct 18
Celebrating both the 25th anniversary of the CDC and one hundred years of modern dance, the CDC is presenting A Century of Modern Dance, a reflective view of the arc and rapid rise of this... Learn more»
Dance Faculty Concert 2014, Chor: Salk
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts // Oct 16 to Oct 20
Get ready for a spectacular week of performances, master classes, discussions, films and more! Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of University of Washington’s Dance Program and the 25th... Learn more»
Dance Faculty 2015, Incinerated, Wilson Mendieta, Chor.
Meany Studio Theatre // Jan 20 to Jan 24
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»