Subject to change. Please confirm dates and times with the Department of Dance at 269-387-5830


Fall 2015 Semester

Thur-Fri Sept 3-4
Advising Days
Fri-Mon Sept 4-7                      
Western Dance Project rehearsals (Commissioned work)
Mon Sept 7                                
Labor Day                                                                                                               
Tues Sept 8                               
8 am – Fall classes begin; 6 pm – Town Meeting, Dance Studio B
7 pm – Welcome back party for majors and minors, Multimedia Room
Fri Sept 18                                 
5:30 pm Winter Gala Concert faculty dances audition, Dance Studio B
Tues-Wed Sept 22-23           
Residency with distinguished alumna Erin Malley
Fri-Sat, Sept 25-Oct 4             
Residency with Leslie Young, Staging of Lew Christensen’s “Con Amore”
Fri Oct 2                                      
5 pm Open Rehearsal for Lew Christensen’s “Con Amore.”  Free and open to the public.
Thu Oct 8                                   
6:30 pm - Orchesis Concert Adjudications
Fri-Sat Oct 9-17                        
Rennie Harris PureMovement residency
Fri Oct 9                                      
Department Entrance and Scholarship Auditions 

Fri Oct 16
Noon Dance Showing
5 pm Open Rehearsal for Great Work by Rennie Harris                                 

Fri Oct 23                                   
Residency with distinguished alumnus Trent McEntire
Sat Oct 24                                  
Wed-Sun, Oct 28-Nov 1         
Orchesis Concert, Dance Studio B, 8 pm evenings; 2 pm matinees Sat & Sun* 
Fri Nov 6                                    
Department Entrance and Scholarship Auditions
Fri Nov 13                             
Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars scholarship fundraiser, Miller Auditorium*

Fri Nov 20                                 
Noon Dance Showing, Winter Concert Adjudications, Multimedia Room
Fri-Sat Nov 20, 21                   
Oakland Dance Festival
Wed-Sun Nov 25-29              
Thanksgiving Recess (classes dismissed at noon on Wednesday)
Fri Dec 4                                    
Western Dance Project & guests at Art Hop, Epic Center, downtown Kalamazoo
Sat Dec 12                                 
Fall Showcase: Performance by first year students and guests, Dance Studio B. 3 pm & 7 pm
Dec 14-18                                 
Final Examination Week
Sat Dec 19                                 

Spring 2016 Semester

Thu-Fri Jan 7-8                        
Advising Days
Mon Jan 11                               
8 am classes begin
Sun-Sun Jan 10-17                                  
National Choreographer Winner James Gregg in residence
Fri Jan 15                                  
Open Rehearsal of James Gregg commission, Dance Studio B 5-6 pm.  Free and open to the public.
Mon Jan 18                               
MLK Day Recess

Tues Jan 19                            
MOMIX at Miller Auditorium, 7:30 PM.
Fri Feb 19                                  
Department Entrance Auditions
Thu-Sat Feb 25-27                                   
Winter Gala Dance Concert, Shaw Theatre, Gilmore Theatre Complex*
Fri March 4                                
Spirit Day (no classes)
Sat-Tues, Mar 5-8                    
East Central Conference of American College Dance Association, hosted by Department of Dance at WMU
Mon Mar 7                                  
Spring break begins

Thu Mar 10                                 
Ailey II at Miller Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Mon Mar 14                               
Classes Resume
Fri Mar 18                                  
Noon Dance Showing, MMR
Fri Mar 25                                  
Good Friday

Sun Mar 27                                
Tues Mar 29                              
Presidential Scholars Convocation
Thu Mar 31                                
Junior Jury Dances, 8 pm, Dance Studio B
Thu-Sun April 14-17               
Graduating Presentations in Dance, Dance Studio B*
Sun Apr 24                                
Senior Brunch
Apr 25- 29                                 
Final exam week
Sat Apr 30                                  
Week of May 2                          
Student Immersion Trip to Philadelphia

* Indicates there is an admission charge. Dance Studio B is located on the third floor of the Dalton Center.  
Revised 8-14-15
Please check the Department of Dance website for any updates.