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The mission of Western Michigan University’s Department of Dance is to provide high-quality, undergraduate education that prepares students for professional careers in dance and related fields.
Within its mission, 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