Events

Academic Year Calendar 2014-15

Subject to change.
Please confirm dates and times with the Department of Dance at (269) 387-5830

Fall 2014 Semester

Thursday through Friday, Aug. 28-29
Advising Days

Friday through Monday, Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Western Dance Project rehearsals (Commissioned work by Josh Manculich)

Monday, Sept. 1
Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept. 2
8 a.m. – Fall classes begin
6 p.m. – Town Meeting, Dance Studio B
7 p.m. – Welcome back party for majors and minors, Multimedia Room

Friday, Sept. 12
5:30 p.m. Winter Gala auditions: David Curwen, Kirsten Harvey & Carolyn Pavlik - choreographers

Sunday through Saturday, Sept. 14-20
Residency with Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner

Friday, Sept. 19
5 p.m. Open Rehearsal for Antony Tudor’s “Continuo.” Free and open to the public.

Sunday, Sept. 21
2-6 p.m. Heather Vaughan-Southard Residency

Saturday, Sept. 27
2-6 p.m. Heather Vaughan-Southard Residency

Sunday, Sept. 28
2-6 p.m. Heather Vaughan-Southard Residency

Friday, Oct. 3
4 p.m. - Orchesis Concert Adjudications

Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-12
Gaga and Great Work residency

Friday, Oct. 10
5-6 p.m. Open Rehearsal for Ohad Naharin’s “Echad Mi Yodea.”  Dance Studio B. Free.

Friday, Oct. 10
Department Entrance and Scholarship Auditions

Tuesday, Oct. 14
Parsons Company performance, Miller Auditorium*

Friday, Oct. 17
Noon Dance Showing

Friday, Oct. 17
7-10 p.m. Heather Vaughan-Southard Residency

Saturday, Oct. 18
2-6 p.m. Heather Vaughan-Southard Residency

Saturday, Oct. 25
Homecoming

Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Orchesis Concert, Dance Studio B, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday*

TBD
First year performance guest artist residency: Heather Vaughan-Southard

Friday, Nov. 7
Department entrance and scholarship auditions

Saturday, Nov. 8
Cedar Point Auditions, 3-7 p.m., Dance Studio A

Friday, Nov. 14
Noon Dance Showing, American College Dance Association & Winter Concert Adjudications, Multimedia Room

Saturday, Nov. 15
Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars scholarship fundraiser, Miller Auditorium

Friday through Saturday, Nov. 21-22
Oakland Dance Festival

Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 26-30
Thanksgiving Recess (classes dismissed at noon on Wednesday)

Friday, Dec. 5
Western Dance Project and guests at Art Hop, Epic Center, downtown Kalamazoo

Saturday, Dec. 6
Fall Showcase: Performance by first year students and guests, Dance Studio B at 2 and 7 p.m.

Monday through Friday Dec. 8-12
Final Examination Week

Saturday, Dec. 13
Commencement

Spring 2015 Semester

Thursday through Friday, Jan. 8-9
Advising days

Saturday through Sunday, Jan. 10-11
Winter Gala rehearsals; mandatory for all who are cast

Monday, Jan. 12
8 a.m. classes begin

Monday, Jan. 19
MLK Day Recess

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 5-7
Winter Gala Dance Concert, Shaw Theatre, Gilmore Theatre Complex*

Friday, Feb. 20
Department Entrance Auditions

Saturday through Monday, Feb. 28-Mar. 2
East Central Conference of ACDA, Ohio University

Friday, Mar. 6
Spirit Day (no classes)

Monday, Mar. 9
Spring break begins

Monday, Mar. 1
Classes resume

Thursday, Mar. 19
Presidential Scholars Ceremony, 7 p.m.

March, TBD
National Choreography Competition View and Vote

Friday, Mar. 27
Noon Dance Showing, MMR

Thursday, Apr. 2
Junior Jury Dances, 7 p.m., Dance Studio B

Friday, Apr. 3
Good Friday

Sunday, Apr. 5
Easter

Wednesday through Sunday, Apr. 15-19
Graduating Presentations in Dance, Dance Studio B* or the next weekend

Tuesday, Apr. 21
Diavolo performance, Miller Auditorium*

Sunday, Apr. 26
Senior Brunch

Monday through Friday, Apr. 27-May 1
Final exam week

Saturday, May 2
Commencement

* Indicates there is an admission charge. Dance Studio B is located on the third floor of the Dalton Center. 
Revised Sept. 11, 2014