Upcoming Events

  • 2019-20 Season


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Jackie Nowicki; Open Rehearsal


Monday Aug. 26, 4pm

Dalton Center, Multimedia Room

Western Dance Project  rehearses a new work by Distinguished Alumna, Jackie Nowicki.


Dong Won Lee Presentation

Friday Aug. 30, 12:30pm

Dalton Center, Studio B

Dong Won Lee discusses his collaboration with faculty member Seyong Kim and their upcoming performance in South Korea, which will include WMU Dancers.


Great Works Dance Project Open Rehearsal

Sunday Sept. 29, 4pm

Dalton Center, Multimedia Room

Guest artist Viki  Psihoyos  rehearses WMU dancers in this year’s Great Work, 'Three Themes' from George Balanchine's masterwork, "The Four Temperaments".


Noon Dance Showing

Friday, Oct. 4, Noon

Dalton Center, Multimedia Room

An informal showing of student choreography, works-in-progress, and class presentations by WMU students.

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

Friday Oct. 11, 8pm

Multimedia Room

Peridance performs works by Artistic Director Igal Perry & joins WMU Dancers in the premiere of a new work by choreographer Yin-Yue. 

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Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars

Friday Oct. 18, 7:30pm

Miller Auditorium

Local celebrities and their dance student partners compete to raise money for dance student scholarships.  

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Orchesis Dance Concert

Nov. 6-10

Dalton Center, Studio B

Wed.-Sat. 8pm, Sat. and Sun. 2pm
Orchesis Dance Society presents its annual concert featuring student choreography in a variety of styles. 

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ACDA and Winter Gala Adjudication

Friday Nov. 22, Noon

Dalton Center, Multimedia Room

An informal showing of choreography and works-in-progress to be considered for inclusion in the Winter Gala Dance Concert and to represent WMU at the American College Dance Association East-Central Regional Conference.

Baira/MVMNT Phlosphy Open Rehearsal

Sunday Nov. 24, 4pm

Dalton Center, Multimedia Room

Shaina and Bryan Baira of BAIRA/MVMNT PHLOSPHY rehearses a new work created for the commission of the 5th biennial National Choreography Competition.


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.

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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.