Take the First Step Toward Your Career as a Performer, Choreographer, and Educator
At Webster University’s Department of Dance, our esteemed faculty are student-focused to ensure high-quality learning experiences that transform students for individual excellence. The Webster Dance curriculum combines rigorous and versatile technical training with extensive opportunities for creative exploration to prepare students for 21st-century careers in dance as performers, choreographers, educators, and scholars. In addition to our BFA and BA programs, our students have many on-campus performance opportunities throughout the academic year.
Explore below to learn more about our department that promotes, challenges, engages, and embraces the uniqueness and wholeness of our developing artists.
Scheduling an Audition
The Department of Dance is always looking for talented and curious students to join our program. Schedule an audition and make the first step to join us on stage.
|BFA Choreographic Concert, SYNERGY||Oct. 7–9|
|New Works Concert||Nov. 4, 6–7|
|Creations Concert: A Fall Showcase of Student Works||Dec. 3–4|
|Webster University Dance Ensemble||Apr. 29–May 1|
|Creations Concert: A Spring Showcase of Student Works||May 6|
BFA Choreographic Concert, SYNERGY
Featuring original choreography by BFA Dance candidates Madison Zumwalt and Ashley Johnson, and BA Dance candidate Maddy Bergmann. SYNERGY runs October 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., and October 9 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The performance takes place in Stage III, the lower level of Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue.
New Works Concert
Featuring original choreography by Webster Dance faculty Jennifer Welch Cudnik, Dawn Karlovsky, Monica Newsam, and Ashley Tate along with Webster Dance alumni Tayler Kinner and Sydnee Reese. The New Works Concert runs November 4 at 7:30 p.m., November 6 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and November 7 at 2 p.m. The performance takes place in Stage III, the lower level of Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
Creations Concert: A Fall Showcase of Student Works
Original choreography by Webster University students is presented in the Large Dance Studio of the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance, Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road. The performances take place at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3 and 4.
Admission is free, but advanced reservations are recommended as seating will be limited. Masks are required for all in attendance.
Webster University Dance Ensemble
Choreography by Webster Dance faculty and guest artists is presented in the Loretto-Hilton Center’s Virginia Browning Mainstage Theatre, 130 Edgar Road. This year's concert features the choreography of Ramón Oller, through partnership with Ballet HIspánico, and Tyne Shillingford, Webster Dance alumna, along with works by Webster Dance faculty Geoffrey Alexander, Maggi Dueker, Michael Uthoff, and Xi Zhao.
The performances take place at 7:30 p.m., April 29 and 30, and at 2 p.m., May 1.
Creations Concert: An Informal Showcase of Student Works
Original choreography by Webster University students is presented in the Large Dance Studio of the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance, Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road. The performance takes place at 8 p.m., May 6.
2022 Summer Dance Intensives
July 25-30 and August 1-4
Senior Summer Dance Intensive
For high school- and college-aged dancers
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., July 25-30, 2022
Housing options available
Junior Summer Dance Intensive
For middle school-aged dancers
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 1-4, 2022
Registration open now!
16th in the Midwest
Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.
Webster University Department of Dance students
Partnerships and Internship Opportunities
Our Dance students benefit from close partnerships between Webster's Department of Dance and local dance companies and arts organizations. Students often pursue internships and part-time employment with a host of these companies and many alumni work professionally with them upon graduation.
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