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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As a UW freshman, James Fesalbon opted for what he considered a practical course of study: pharmacy. When the stress of his coursework left him in need of an outlet, he signed up for a dance class....
Watch Kyki Li move across a dance floor and you know you’re seeing something special. An international student from China, Kyki brings power, grace, and thoughtful reflection to her art—and all other...
DanceUs.org recently interviewed Professor Juliet McMains about her latest book, Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce, a history of salsa...

Upcoming Performances

"The Pursued" by Joseph Gifford | Dancer: Barbi Powers | Photo: Steve Korn
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts // Oct 11 to Oct 14
The Chamber Dance Company’s 2018 concert, Unspoken, addresses matters that are expressed most poignantly with movement––these voiceless works speak fully and deeply through the art of dance... Learn more»
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts // Jan 25 to Jan 27
The UW Department of Dance presents its annual Faculty Dance Concert, showcasing original work by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members Rachael Lincoln, Dr. Juliet McMains,... 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»