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Required courses for the BFA in Dance Performance are listed here.
Students may also take courses in Pilates, Kinesiology for Dance, Dance History, Partnering and/or Pas de Deux, and Character and Historical Dance, and Pedagogy.
Our dance majors and minors have many opportunities for performance and advanced training during their college career. Two Main Stage dance concerts are produced each academic year featuring faculty and guest artists' choreography.
Other performance opportunities are offered by dance tours in schools throughout the state, participation in musicals or operas, and in student showcases of original work.
Student choreography is presented each semester under the Choreography/Composition sequence, and elaborate creative endeavors are designed and supervised within an independent study or senior project.
Talented undergraduate choreographers are often selected to work on Main Stage musicals and operas. Our students also participate at the American College Dance Festival Association's (ACDFA) Northwest Conference each spring, both as performers and choreographers.
Each summer, our dancers can take part in the 10-day intensive the Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival here at UW, which features many outstanding guest artists and dance faculty such as Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, Peter Pucci, Susan Israel Massey, Yoav Kaddar, Keith Saunders, and Lawrence Jackson. In addition to daily technique classes, students have the opportunity to perform in a student showcase as well as a final concert.