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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Filmmaker, UW MFA alum and UW Dance Instructor, Jeff Curtis’s film “Transit” is featured in The Journal of Short Film, volume 29.The Journal of Short Film (THE JSF) is a not for...
Professor Jürg Koch is globetrotting this week to the UK to teach a series of integrated master classes and workshops for Ballet Cymru in Newport, Wales. He’ll be there two days and then he takes off...
During her years as a UW dance major, Shannon Narasimhan spent many hours performing on stage. But when she toured with the acclaimed play War Horse last year, her role was behind the...

Upcoming Performances

Apr 26
DSA is a student organization within University of Washington’s (UW) Dance Department whose mission is to promote and advance the art of dance by providing students adiverse range of opportunities to... Learn more»
Meany Studio Theatre // May 13 to May 18
Treat yourself to a performance with original choreography created by our world-class MFA candidates. These candidates, all of whom have had no less than eight years of professional performance... Learn more»
Wilson Mendieta dancing in To Have and To Hold.  Photo by Steve Korn
Oct 9 to Oct 12
Featuring professional dancers of the highest caliber who are now pursuing MFA degrees, the Chamber Dance Company presents rarely seen modern dance works of historic and artistic significance from... Learn more»


Apr 26
Gould Hall Atrium // 6:30pm
May 13
Meany Studio Theatre // May 13 to May 18