Upcoming Events

  • A TIME FOR DANCE

 

Department events are sponsored by

 

               James & Michele Marquardt              

                   

 

 

 

 

 

October

 
Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars Fundraiser
Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30pm
Miller Auditorium
 
Local celebrities and their dance student partners compete to raise money for dance student scholarships.
 

 

November

Orchesis Dance Concert
Nov. 7-11
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.
 
 
ACDA and Winter Gala Adjudication
Friday, Nov. 9, Noon
Dalton Center, MMR
 
An informal showing of choreography and works-in-progress to be considered by WMU dance faculty for inclusion in the Winter Gala Dance Concert and to represent WMU at the American College Dance Association East-Central Regional Conference.
 
 
Great Works Dance Project Open Rehearsal
Friday, Nov. 16, 5pm
Dalton Center, Studio B
 
Guest artist Brett Perry rehearses WMU dancers in this year’s Great Work, "Happy Little Things" by contemporary dance choreographer, Aszure Barton.
 
 
Wisteria: A Student Collaborative Project
Friday, Nov. 30, 7pm & 9pm
Dalton Center, MMR
A collaborative project by WMU dance and theatre students.   Tickets are $5 General Admission.  There will be a short talkback following the 7pm performance.
 

 

December

In the Works with Western Dance Project – Art Hop
Friday, Dec. 7, 6-7pm
Wellspring Theatre
 
A sneak peek into the dance works of WMU Dance, featuring excerpts of guest artist, faculty, and student works at the Wellspring Theatre in the Epic Center, Downtown Kalamazoo.  FREE Admission!
 
 
Fall Showcase
Sat., Dec. 8, 3pm & 7pm
Dalton Center, Studio B
 
Featuring student choreography and performances by first-year dance students, including a work by WMU Alumna Cat Manturuk.
 
 
ACDA and Winter Gala Adjudication
Friday, Nov. 9, Noon…………….……Dalton Center, MMR
 
An informal showing of choreography and works-in-progress to be considered by WMU dance faculty for inclusion in the Winter Gala Dance Concert and to represent WMU at the American College Dance Association East-Central Regional Conference.
 
 
Great Works Dance Project Open Rehearsal
Friday, Nov. 16, 5pm……………Dalton Center, Studio B
 
Guest artist Brett Perry rehearses WMU dancers in this year’s Great Work, Happy Little Things by contemporary dance choreographer, Aszure Barton.
 

 

January-February

Winter Gala Dance Concert
Jan. 25, 26, 31 & Feb. 1-2  @ 8pm
Jan. 27 & Feb. 2 @ 2pm
Williams Theatre, WMU
 
WMU dancers perform works by guest artists, faculty, and students.  Featuring the 2018-19 Great Work Happy Little Things by Aszure Barton.
 

 

March

Noon Dance Showing
Friday, Mar. 22, Noon
Dalton Center, Studio B
 
An informal showing of student choreography, works-in-progress, and class presentations by WMU students.
 
 
BFA Junior Jury Presentations
Thur. Mar. 28, 8pm
Dalton Center, Studio B
 
Junior BFA candidates present solo choreography for faculty approval. FREE Admission! Seating is limited.

 

April

BFA Graduating Presentations
April 12-14
Dalton Center, Studio B
 
Senior BFA candidates present a concert of their choreography performed by WMU students.
 
 
BA Capstones & WDP Wrap Up
Mon. Apr. 16, 8pm
Dalton Center, Studio B
 
Senior BA candidates present choreographic projects. Western Dance Project says goodbye to 2018-19 and welcomes next year’s company.  FREE ADMISSION!  Seating is limited.