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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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Last week, UW was well represented by 11 of our alumni and MFA candidates at the 2018 National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Conference in San Diego, California. The NDEO Conference is an...
In July, certified notator Leslie Rottman worked with the Chamber Dance Company to notate Joseph Gifford's The Pursued. The notation project was made possible with a generous grant by Lois...
The board of Dance Educators Association of Washington announced the recipient of the 2018 Dance Educator of the Year Award: Shannon Barnes.  Shannon Barnes is a dance teaching artist and arts...

Upcoming Performances

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, and... 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»


There are no upcoming events on our calendar at the moment. Thanks for your interest.