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Are you an artist? A collaborator? Do you get excited about all of the ways in which the human body can move, or how dance connects with other disciplines of study? 

If the answer to any of those questions is yes, you belong in Weber State University’s Dance Program!

Explore your interests in dance while enhancing your performance, choreographic and educational dance studies at WSU. Along your journey, you will have access to one-on-one student-instructor advising, undergraduate research funding and the space to develop skills to help you reach your professional and personal goals. 

Our classes emphasize the importance of creativity, collaboration, teamwork, expression, critical thinking, self-discipline research and communication - all of which are skills sought after by employers. Student dancers use these competencies to share their expertise in movement and art with a broader community.

 

As a WSU Dance major, you will experience:

  • Introductions into the infinite applications of dance through hiighly engaged community partners in fields such as education, non-profits and health care. 
  • Support and encouragement to conduct creative research throughout your undergraduate career.
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative practices across campus and with national and international guest artists.
  • Performance opportunities both on- and  off-campus, including regional festivals.
  • New and innovative curriculum in the field of dance and the performing arts.
     

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Orchesis Dance Theatre Spring '22

When Movement Merges: Connecting with Community Voices

Presented by Weber State University's Dance Program

 

WSU’s Orchesis Dance Theatre premieres new, contemporary dance works, created, choreographed, and performed by WSU Dance Area students. Intimate and innovative, this year’s concert explores themes of connection and community.

This performance features WSU dance alum Jonathan Guerra and commissioned works by nationally-recognized choreographers Natosha Washington (in collaboration with Orchesis Director jo Blake) and Zim Zim for Moving Company. Additionally, The Ogden MoveMeant Collective, founded by WSU dance alum Tawna Halbert, will present work created for the Orchesis 2022 theme.

 

 April 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on April 9 at 2:00 p.m. with ASL Interpreters


Location: The Eccles Theatre in WSU's Val A Browning Center for the Performing Arts (3950 W Campus Dr., Ogden, UT)


Price: Adults - $15; Students, children, seniors, and military members - $12

 

 

Take Back the Night

Presented by Weber State University's Women's Center

Friday, April 1, 2022, 6-9 pm, Ogden City's The Monarch

Keynote Speaker: WSU Dance Program Director jo Blake

Performance Created by WSU Dance Program Undergraduate Kennadie Thredgold

 

 

What are YOUR interests in dance and community?

In addition, to student studies in dance, the Dance Program supports and promotes self-realization, fruitful student engagement, and the use of student voices. 

 

Do you want to know who is teaching in the Dance Area?

The Dance Program's faculty and staff are contemporary thinkers providing their creative voices within the dance community. 

 

What questions do you have for us?

Contact Dance Program Director jo Blake, josephblake@weber.edu, 

for advice on how to get connected with dance!

 

WELCOME TO THE DANCE AREA!

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Stay tuned for upcoming Dance Area news and university information.