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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The Spring Quarter will start off packed with exciting events for the UW Department of Dance as it takes part in the international celebration of Merce Cunningham’s Centennial. In collaboration with...
Last winter, the Department of Dance hosted two dance artists, Ella Mahler and Erica Badgeley through the bst Residency. This Spring, the bst Residency is supporting two additional artists: Angel ‘...
The College of Arts & Sciences has highlighted select courses in the Arts that will be offered in the spring quarter. Students looking for courses to take should consider these recommendations...

Upcoming Performances

Holley Farmer teaching at Hunter College
Apr 13
As part of the international centennial celebration of choreographer Merce Cunningham’s legacy of iconoclasm, and in collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust, the dance departments of Cornish... Learn more»
One dancer drags another across stage, as someone jumpropes in the background.
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»


Apr 11
Henry Art Gallery // 7:00pm
Apr 13
Henry Art Gallery // 2:00pm
May 15
Meany Studio Theatre // May 15 to May 19