Excellence  |  Leadership  |  Creativity

As an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Dance for our BFA in Dance, our diverse program offers foundational training in modern & ballet with enhanced studies in jazz, hip-hop, ballroom & music theatre dance.   

You will deepen your dance education with further studies in kinesiology, body conditioning & somatics. In all four years of study, you will be a part of an intimate creative process through choreography classes, guest artists, residencies & faculty dance works.

Through dance history, you'll learn the foundation of dance as an art form which will enrich your current practices & prepare you to contribute to the field of dance.


Degrees We Offer

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) will give you a well-rounded dance education with a triple-emphasis on modern dance, ballet and jazz. You'll train like a professional and gain real-world experience in on-campus productions and throughout Kansas' center of arts and culture—preparing you for a successful performance career.

Plan of study & checksheet

Career Guide

Bachelor of Arts in Dance

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) will give you a well-rounded dance education with a triple-emphasis on modern dance, ballet and jazz. You'll train like a professional and gain real-world experience in on-campus productions and throughout Kansas' center of arts and culture—preparing you for a successful performance career.

Plan of study & checksheet

Career Guide

Minor

A minor will expose you to the basic techniques of modern dance, ballet and jazz. It's a great asset for many majors and careers—from the performing arts to education.

Certificate

Certificate in Commercial Dance will help you....

As A Dance Major

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Create your Career

Be prepared to meet the diverse challenges of a professional dance career.

With annual opportunities to present your choreographic work in the Litwin Theatre.

With the Mid-American Dance Theatre, you will produce concerts, create artist residencies, help support & funding student travel.

Mid-America Dance Theatre  MADT Student Choreography Showcase

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Guest Artists & Residencies

Train with world-renowned guest choreographers and artists such as:
Darrell Grand Moultrie
Doug Varone
David Parsons
Charlotte-Boye Christensen
Doug Nielsen
Nathan Trice

Follow the legacy of dancers who have gone on to dance in companies such as:
Diavolo
Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Jazz Roots Dance Company
Dallas Black Theatre II
The Martha Graham Dance Ensemble 

Opportunities to work with professional community arts companies such as:
Alithea Mime Theatre
Ballet Wichita
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company
Chandler Dances

Alithea Mime Theatre  

Children's Dance Festival

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Dance Companies & Performance Opportunities

You will perform with the resident faculty company, Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre (WCDT)

You will have an opportunity to tour abroad with WCDT to places such as Italy, Taiwan and Mexico

Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre (WCDT) 

WCDT Fall/Spring Concert  Kansas Dance Festival 

Senior Concerts  Informal Showing   

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Travel Opportunities

You will have opportunities to travel to national conferences, hosted by organizations such as the American College Dance Association and the National Dance Education Organization  

 

Our Faculty

Denise Celestin Cheyla Clawson Chandler Nick Johnson, Program Director Sabrina Vasquez

 
VIDEOGRAPHY: Greg Matthias, Kurt Rierson, Gerrick

Brave New World

Brave New World was not only designed to stretch the boundaries of conventional theatre-based performance but also create an event that breaks these boundaries while including the WSU campus as an entire, single, social, organic entity.