• Why Dance?

    Discover our award-winning learning community where artist-scholars thrive. Our curriculum offers a rigorous balance between creative work and academic study.

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  • Leap into Something New

    Experience the power of dance! Attend a concert that showcases original work or take a masterclass with a world-renowned visiting artist.

  • Courses that Will Move You

    From contemporary ballet and modern dance to street styles and West African, we immerse our students in diverse traditions and techniques.

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Welcome to the Department of Dance

The University of Washington Department of Dance believes dance is for everybody. We expand the meanings and experiences of dance as a field of study and a living art form. We employ pedagogical perspectives, research approaches, dance-making methods, and performance philosophies that are historically and culturally informed to elevate the value of play, creativity, critical thinking, and embodied knowledge for our students and global communities.

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The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

Upcoming Events

CDC Doug Varone
October 10, 2024 - 7:30pm to October 13, 2024 - 2:00pm
Brian J Evans giving his presentation at the 2019 Dance Graduation Research Symposium. Background is colorful painted strokes.
October 22, 2024 - 12:30pm

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