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Western Michigan University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance. The Department of Dance provides the highest quality undergraduate education to prepare students for vibrant, professional careers in dance and related fields. In our mission as a dance community, we are committed to:
Offering curricula and special projects which value student choice and aesthetic breadth through a tri-focus emphasis in ballet, jazz, and modern dance techniques
Engagement with the professional dance community through comprehensive national and international guest artist residencies and experiences
Maintaining the highest aesthetic standards within a supportive learning environment
Experiential learning through which students integrate theory and practice to discover, explore, and articulate a sense of themselves as dance artists and leaders within their chosen professions