• Photo showing ballet, jazz, and modern technique dancers

    Explore All Forms

    Explore and study ballet, jazz, and modern technique to the advanced level.

  • Facutly member Jeremy Blair demonstrating technique

    Gain A Mentor

    Get individual attention from dedicated faculty and develop as an artist.

  • Guest artist, Frank Chaves, teaches 2 WMU dancers in rehearsal.

    Connect with Professionals

    Learn from today's leading professionals through guest artist residencies.

  • Movement Exchange in Panama

    Expand Your Horizons

    Join a student organization and dance outside of the classroom.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Facilities

Take a tour of the Western Michigan University Department of Dance and see how everything from our spaces to our curriculum are designed for your success in dance and in life.

The Department of Dance is committed to:

  • Experiential learning through which students integrate theory and practice to discover, explore, and articulate a sense of themselves as dance artists and leaders
  • Providing curricula and special projects that value student choice and aesthetic breadth
  • Offering comprehensive, tri-focal training in ballet, jazz, and modern dance techniques
  • Engagement with national and international dance communities through artist residencies and immersive experiences
  • $145K in new and renewed endowed scholarships in 2018-19.

  • 50 masterworks in our Great Works Dance Project.

  • 25+ guest artists commissioned annually

  • 4 Programs of Study - BFA, BA, Minor, and Online Certificate