• Photo from performance of 'Ardently Involved.'

    "Ardently Involved": Choreographers: Karina Conley and Jesse Hoisington (students)

  • Photo from performance of 'Frug.'

    "Frug": Choreographer: Lauren Thompson Hall (guest artist)

  • Photo from performance of 'If I Could Disguise the Scream.'

    "If I Could Disguise the Scream": Choreographer: Carolyn Pavlik (faculty)

  • Photo from performance of 'Addio Amore.'

    "Addio Amore": Choreographer: Nelly van Bommel (guest artist)

News and announcements

The 2015 Winter Gala Dance Concert will have four performances February 5-7, 2015 in the Laura V. Shaw Theatre of WMU’s Gilmore Theatre Complex.  Performances are at 8 pm on all dates with a matinee at 2 pm on February 7. The concert will feature Great Works choreographers Ohad Naharin and Antony Tudor; guest choreographer Joshua Manculich; faculty choreographers David Curwen, Kirsten Harvey, and Carolyn Pavlik; and student choreographers Sam Assemany, Isabella Diaz, Emily Rayburn, and Sarah Rot.  For tickets, call or stop by the Gilmore Ticket Office: 269-387-6222. 

Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars scholarship fundraiser a success
The November 15 Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars scholarship fundraiser brought in more than $12,000 for scholarships for dance majors. Special thanks to the celebrity dancers and celebrity judges for their outstanding performances; and to the generous sponsors who provided financial supprot for the event. Von Washington Jr. was selected to receive People's Choice Award and the First Place Prize; Michele Marquardt was the second place winner; and Marcie Kobriger was the third place winner.

Community Dance Advocacy Award Winner Announced - Patricia Plasko
Western Michigan University's Department of Dance and Partners in Dance are proud to announce the recipient of this year's Community Dance Advocacy Award, Patricia Plasko. The award will be presented at a special reception on Thursday, February 5, 2015 prior to the opening night of the Department of Dance's annual Winter Gala Dance Concert at WMU.