Community Dance Advocay Award winner announced

Western Michigan University’s Department of Dance and Partners in Dance are proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Community Dance Advocacy Award, Patricia Plasko. The award will be presented at a special reception on Thursday, February 5, 2015 prior to the opening night of the Department of Dance’s annual Winter Gala Dance Concert at WMU.

Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars celebrity dancers
and judges have been announced!

Celebrity Judges:
Bobby Hopewell, Mayor of Kalamazoo
Lori Moore, Host of The Lori Moore Show on the CW7
Kathryn Williams, Award-winning musical theatre choreographer

Celebrity Dancers:
Dre Ballines, Personal Trainer at West Hills Athletic Club
Marcie Kobriger, Morning Anchor WWMT
Chris Markin, Owner, Sahr Building Supply, Inc.
Joy Markin, Owner, Little Biscuit Property Management and Preschool Teacher, The Gagie School
Michele C. Marquardt, Attorney, DeMent and Marquardt, PLC
Joe Reish, WMU Dean of Libraries
Christopher Tremblay, WMU Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, WMU BA '94, MA '99
Von Washington Jr., The Kalamazoo Promise, Executive Director of Community Relations

Purchase your tickets now by calling 269-387-5875. Tickets are $75, $50 of which will go toward scholarship for Department of Dance students.


2014 Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars Fundraising Event

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 marks the return of the Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars
scholarship fundraising event at Miller Auditorium. Tickets go on sale Oct. 6, 2014.
Please contact (269) 387-5875 to make your reservations.
Reservations are required. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. 


2013-14 Year in Review

A brief look back on the 2013-14 year.


2014 Community Dance Advocacy Award Winners Announced—Nancy Ehrle and Judah Gesmundo

Western Michigan University's Department of Dance and Partners in Dance are proud to announce two recipients of this year's Community Dance Advocacy Award, Nancy Ehrle and Judah Gesmundo. 
The awards will be presented at a dinner event on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at the Cityscape event center
as part of the Department of Dance's annual Winter Gala Dance Concert at WMU.