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A little girl in ballet clothing standing at a wall
September 12, 2019 - 4:21pm
The Department of Dance is making the following changes in ballet and modern offerings to represent more accurately how these courses are configured and how they fit into the major that was revised in Winter 2015.  1) Ballet technique is now called Contemporary Ballet Technique 2) Modern technique is now called Contemporary Modern Technique 3) In both idioms the 100-level courses are now titled “beginning”; 200-level courses are now titled “intermediate”; and, 300-level courses are now titled “... Read more
Dani Tirrell
September 3, 2019 - 12:41pm
Congratulations to UW Department of Dance faculty member Dani Tirrell on receiving the 2019 Mayor’s Arts Award from the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle.  The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists committed to enriching their communities through the arts. This year, five awardees including Dani, were selected from a large pool of nominations  based on the following aspirations: furthering racial equity and social justice, exemplifying artistic excellence, a leader in... Read more
Photo of Kevin Lam
June 14, 2019 - 10:48am
Graduating senior and Dance and International Studies major, Kevin Lam, has been awarded the Fulbright US Student Program scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Kevin is one of sixteen UW students and alumni awarded with this scholarship to study and teach abroad this coming year. Upon graduation, Kevin will be traveling across the world to be a Teaching Assistant to Taiwan.  “I am feeling overwhelmed about living abroad as a representative of the US. However, I am excited to teach a... Read more
A pink flyer for Restorative Sketching Workshop
April 4, 2019 - 5:08pm
The Dance Student Association (DSA), and the Arts Diversity Council (ADC), two student-led organizations affiliated with the Department of Dance, have come back to school prepared with many exciting events in the Spring Quarter. The DSA hosts a myriad of dance related events throughout the year and raises funds for student scholarships. The ADC is a cross disciplinary student-council that provides... Read more
Douglas Dunn jumping high infront of tree trunks
March 19, 2019 - 5:02pm
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 the Merce Cunningham Trust, the dance departments of Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington will host a two-... Read more
bst Resident, sitting at a table outside smiles at the camera
March 19, 2019 - 3:29pm
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 ‘Moonyeka’ Langley and Jessica Jobaris. bst is a residency offered by the UW Department of Dance designed to support local dance artist by offering the gift of space and time in our coveted spacious studios when formal classes are not in session. bst offers the opportunity to experiment, make mistakes... Read more
photo of Colege and Arts & Sciences article, "Cool Courses in the Arts"
February 12, 2019 - 2:11pm
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. ( See Here: Cool Courses in the Arts, Spring Quarter 2019) Highlighted courses may help... Read more
Brian J. Evans
February 10, 2019 - 5:56pm
One of our first year MFA candidates, Brian J. Evans stars in a stunning video and article entitled, "Dance to Freedom," by his alma mater, Gustavus Adolphus College.  "I was asked to be a part of the Make It Count campaign to show another perspective to prospective students and parent(s)/guardian(s) of how Gustavus Adolphus College helped me to cultivate the frameworks needed to make an impact anywhere I have the privilege of being."    View the video and article here: ... Read more
Delostrinos with her leg lifted high behind her
January 11, 2019 - 11:14am
Cheryl Delostrinos (BA, Dance, 2013) was in this month's publication of the UW College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter. Read the article here: Destined to Dance
photo of studio in meany hall
December 6, 2018 - 6:59pm
The UW Department of Dance is excited to announce its recipients for the bst Residency. This is the first time the department has selected both winter and spring residents at once.  Winter Residency Recipients: Ella Mahler and Erica Badgeley.  Spring Residency Recipients: Jessica Jobaris and Angel 'Moonyeka' Langley.  About bst: ... Read more