Jane Baas at award ceremony.

Partners in Dance Recognizes Jane Baas with Community Dance Advocacy Award

Western Michigan University’s Department of Dance and Partners in Dance announce the recipient of this year’s Community Dance Advocacy Award, Jane Baas. Jane helped establish Partners in Dance as an organization in 2004 and served as its first Executive Director. The award was presented at a reception on Friday, February 1, 2019. Jane Baas joined the dance faculty in 1981 and over the next three decades helped establish the foundation of excellence in teaching, mentorship, and student advocacy that helps define the Department of Dance at Western Michigan University. She led the department as chair on four separate occasions for a total of ten years.