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WKU Dance Company

Dance Company

The WKU Dance Company is a performance group oriented to training dancers in the skills of performance through a variety of repertory created by faculty, guest artists and students.  The pre-professional dance student will have the opportunity to develop practices and technique oriented toward a dance career.  Membership in Dance Company is by audition only.


Each Fall the WKU Dance Company performs:

A Holiday Extravaganza, a Mainstage faculty choreographed concert
Last Chance to Dance
(works in progress)

Each Spring our dancers perform:

An Evening of Dance, main stage faculty and guest artist concert
Last Chance to Dance
(works in progress)
Italy tour concert series (years toured 2005, '06, '08, '09, '10, '11, '15)

Other performance opportunities may include:

WKU Symphony

American College Dance Conference

Tennessee Dance Festival

Community based performances


Choreographic Residencies

Choreographic residencies with guest artists are typically offered at least once per year.  Usually the guest choreographer is in residence for one to two weeks.  These residencies are a high priority for the education of each student.

Guest artists of prominence who have set their work on our students include: Melissa Lowe-Hancock, Gail Gilbert, Mitzi Adams,Christopher Morgan, Barbea Williams, James Clouser, Cornelius Carter, Victor Alexander, Carlos Dos Santos Jr. and Karen Callaway Williams.

The 2013 WKU Dance Company.

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 Last Modified 5/18/15