Upcoming Events

  • 2019-20 Season


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In the Works with WMU Dance – Art Hop

Friday Dec. 6, 6-7pm

Wellspring Theatre, Epic Center

FREE Admission! Hosted by Western Dance Project.

Fall Showcase

Saturday Dec. 7, 3pm & 7pm

Dalton Center, Studio B

Featuring student choreography and performances by first-year dance students.

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Ebony Vision Dance Ensemble Showcase

Saturday Feb.1, 7pm

Multimedia Room

Featuring choreography which promotes the artistry of people of color, rooted in Afrocentric Jazz.  Free Admission!

Winter Gala Dance Concert

Feb. 20-23

Laura V. Shaw Theatre, WMU

Thur.-Sat. 8pm, Sat. & SUN. 2pm
WMU dancers perform works by guest artists, faculty, and students.  Featuring the Great Work 'Three Themes' from George Balanchine’s master work "The Four Temperaments."

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New York Showcase adjudication

Friday Mar. 13, Noon

Dalton Center, Multimedia Room

An informal showing of choreography and works-in-progress to be considered for inclusion in the  New York City showcase.

BFA Junior Jury Presentations

Saturday Mar. 28, 3pm & 7pm

Dalton Center, Studio B

Junior BFA candidates present solo choreography. FREE Admission! Seating is limited.


BFA Graduating Presentations

Apr. 9-11

Dalton Center, Studio B

Fri.-Sat. 8pm, Sat 2pm &8pm
Senior BFA candidates present a concert of their choreography, performed by WMU students.

Tickets on sale in March!

BA Capstones & WDP Wrap Up

Mon. Apr. 13, 8pm

Dalton Center, Studio B

Senior BA candidates present choreographic projects. Western Dance Project says goodbye to 2019-20 and welcomes next year’s company.  FREE ADMISSION!  Seating is limited.


New York Showcase

Friday May 1, 8pm

Gibney, New York City

Showcase of WMU seniors  featuring faculty and guest artist works at Gibney.  FREE ADMISSION!  Seating is limited.