Excellence, Leadership & Creativity

This triple emphasis program in Modern, Ballet & Jazz offers a versatile approach for tomorrow’s dancers combining technique, choreography, history and theory. 

We are an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) for the BFA in Dance.

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As a Dance Major

    • You wil attend a program nationally accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Dance (NASD)
    • You will will be prepared to meet the diverse challenges of a professional dance career
    • You will have an annual opportunity to present your choreographic work in the Litwin Theatre
    • You will be a member of the Mid-America Dance Theatre (MADT)
    • You will perform with the resident faculty company, Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre (WCDT)
    • 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
    • You will have an opportunity to tour abroad with WCDT to places such as Italy, Taiwan and Mexico
    • You will train with world-renowned guest choreographers and artists such as Darrell Grand Moultrie, Doug Varone, David Parsons, Charlotte-Boye Christensen, Doug Nielsen, Nathan Trice and more
    • You will have an opportunity to work with professional community arts companies such as Alithea Mime Theatre, Ballet Wichita, Regina Klenjoski Dance Company and Chandler Dances
    • You will 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 and The Martha Graham Dance Ensemble 
    • Your BFA or BA Degree will encourage excellence, leadership and individual creativity
 

 

 

 

 

 
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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.