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Why Study Dance?

  • At the University of Washington Department of Dance, students will investigate dance as an art form and as a cultural practice, and are given the opportunity to explore dance styles from multiple perspectives. 
  • The curriculum offers an integrated course of study with a rigorous balance between creative work and academic study. 
  • Our students enjoy the flexibility that the curriculum offers, with over 80% of our majors as double majors.
  • We support each individual in pursuing a career that matches their unique interests, with a range of electives on choreography, production, dance science, scholarly dance, dance education, and arts administration.
  • Over 15 genres of dance techniques are offered including contemporary ballet, contemporary modern, street styles, west african, social dances, among others. 
  • Students have many opportunities to perform including four annual concerts produced by the department of dance. 
  • Masterclasses and workshops taught by local, national, and international guest artists are made available to students regularly. The Meany Center series brings internationally aclaimed companies to campus and offers a number of master classes with renowned dance artists for UW dance students. 
  • The students, staff, and faculty of the UW Department of Dance, aspire to create a community built on respect, equity, collaboration, and belonging.

What programs do we offer for undergraduates?

Degree Options: BA in Dance | Minor in Dance Honors Program

How do you major in dance? 

See How To Apply to the Dance Major

UW Admissions:

See also: Frequently Asked Questions

How do you meet with a Dance adviser?