Welcome to the
UW Dance

The Department of Dance 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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Kawasaki gift enters its second year of impact, welcoming award-winning West African director and choreographer to the UW Thanks to a generous gift from Glenn Kawasaki, the Department of Dance is...
The 2018 DanceCrush Awards have been announced, honoring six local dance artists for performance and choreography.  This year's award recipients include two UW alumni, Fausto Rivera & Cheryl...
Mellon Creative Artist Fellowship through University of Washington's Meany Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Dance, and Floyd and Delores Jones Endowment brings choreographer, Brian...

Upcoming Performances

4 dancers carrying white panels in Brian Brooks's DIVISIONS
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts // Jan 25 to Jan 27
The UW Department of Dance is proud to present Kawasaki Guest Artist Etienne Cakpo and the Seattle debut of award-winning choreographer Brian Brooks in the 2019 Faculty Dance Concert. The bill also... Learn more»
Meany Studio Theatre // Mar 6 to Mar 10
The Dance Majors Concert features new work from undergraduate 
choreographers and dancers. This concert combines immersive sound, innovative set and costume designs, and performances by emerging,... Learn more»
Meany Studio Theatre // May 15 to May 19
Six MFA candidates in dance invite you to participate in the premiere of six conceptually and aesthetically diverse works. Drawing from jazz, performance art, improvisational practices and... Learn more»