Upcoming Events

 

FEBRUARY 2017

Department Entrance Auditions
Friday, Feb. 17, beginning at 8:00 am
Dalton Center

All students who wish to major in dance must attend an entrance audition day. Entrance auditions are scheduled three times a year. Limited scholarships may be available at the February auditions. For more information please see our auditions page.

 

MArch 2017

RADfest
Epic Center
Friday 3/10 at 9pm, WDP is performing “Diphthong” by Brian Enos
Saturday 3/11 at 9pm, Jeremy Blair, dance faculty
Sunday 3/12,  Youth Concert includes work by current WMU dance student, Sloan Rousous, and dance alumna Corey Baker
 
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Western Dance Project at The Michigan Five
Saturday, Mar. 11, 8:00pm
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, West Bloomfield, MI
Tickets start at $28
The Michigan Five are Michigan's premier dancers from 5 colleges and universities choreographed by the industry's top choreographers for an evening of truly spectacular dance!  Highlighting the most outstanding and creative dance talent from colleges and universities throughout the state. The entire performance celebrates the outstanding dancers of Michigan’s colleges and universities directed by the world’s finest choreographers. Tickets available via The Berman Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Noon Dance Showing
Friday, Mar. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Dalton Center, Studio B, Free

An informal showing of choreography and works-in-progress by WMU students.

 

Junior Jury Presentations
Thursday, Mar. 23, 8 p.m.
Dalton Center, Studio B, Free

Junior BFA candidates present solo choreography which exhibits their choreographic, technical, and performance skills. 

 

National Choreography  Competition View and Vote
Friday, Mar. 24, 8 p.m.
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Rm 2008, Free

View the work of the 3 finalists for the National Choreography Competition selected by the WMU Dance faculty and vote for who you would like to see bring there work to our community in a guest artist residency.

 

April 2017

BFA Graduating Presentations Concert
Thursday, Apr. 6 - Saturday, Apr. 8, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 8 & Sunday, Apr. 9, 2 p.m.
Dalton Center, Studio B
 

Each year students completing the BFA in dance, produce a concert of their own. In addition to choreographing individual dances, the students work together on all aspects of the production including artistic direction, design, administration, publicity, and promotion.   Tickets available through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. (269) 387-2300

 

BA Capstone Presentations
Monday, Apr. 10 , 8 p.m.
Dalton Center, Studio B, Free
 
Presentations of the culminating projects of students completing the BA in dance; including choreography, performance, dance for camera, and scholarly research.

 

Western Dance Project Farewell Showing
Friday, Apr. 21, 8:00 p.m.
Dalton Center, Studio B, Free
 

The Department’s touring ensemble presents its final showing of the year, featuring faculty and student choreography.